All up to the task

PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Barefoot Catholics carrying a replica of the Black Nazarene during preparations for tomorrow's Black Nazarene feast day celebrations in Manila. The procession of the Black Nazarene - a life-sized iconic statue of Jesus Christ - draws millions of barefoot devotees to the Philippine capital every year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2016, with the headline 'All up to the task'. Print Edition | Subscribe