Religious pilgrims march on their way to the Basilica of San Juan de Los Lagos, one of Mexico's most important Catholic sites. Each January, believers depart from various states in central Mexico and walk for up to 14 days, in order to worship the Virgin of San Juan de Los Lagos, who is believed to have performed miracles since 1623. Up to 20,000 pilgrims participate, braving winter conditions and mountainous terrain, until they finally reach the Basilica, where a statue of the Virgin is permanently installed.
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