A priest bestows his blessings on the figurines and images of the Virgin carried by pilgrims outside the new Basilica. Astute observers will notice a Philippine tourist in the background, related to the photographer.
Gazette columnist Carl Strock shares two dozen photos from his recent trip to Mexico. Featured are people celebrating the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and action from a bullfight. Warning: The bullfighting scenes are not for the squeamish. Strock blogs about the photos in "Strock Freestyle" under News blogs.