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013110MexicanRoadsideCapillasMP0582

SHOT 2/1/10 10:26:09 AM - The defacing of Jesus' likeness in one of two capillas along Highway 15 near Santa Ana, Mexico. Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BC/BCE - c. 30 AD/CE), also known as Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, which views him as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, with most Christian denominations believing him to be the Son of God who was raised from the dead. Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora. The capillas are common along the roads and highways of Mexico which is heavily Catholic and are often dedicated to certain patron saints or to the memory of a loved one that has passed away. Often times they contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2010)

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SHOT 2/1/10 10:26:09 AM - The defacing of Jesus' likeness in one of two capillas along Highway 15 near Santa Ana, Mexico. Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BC/BCE - c. 30 AD/CE), also known as Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, which views him as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, with most Christian denominations believing him to be the Son of God who was raised from the dead. Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora. The capillas are common along the roads and highways of Mexico which is heavily Catholic and are often dedicated to certain patron saints or to the memory of a loved one that has passed away. Often times they contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2010)