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013110MexicanRoadsideCapillasMP0908

SHOT 2/1/10 2:16:30 PM - The capilla San Pedro just outside of Agua Prieta, Mexico along Highway 2. Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora. San Pedro is the Spanish language form of Saint Peter. According to Biblical accounts, he was one of Twelve Apostles, chosen by Jesus from his first disciples. He was a fisherman assigned a leadership role by Jesus and was with Jesus during events witnessed by only a few apostles, such as the Transfiguration. Peter is revered by all Christians to this very day. 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 2:16:30 PM - The capilla San Pedro just outside of Agua Prieta, Mexico along Highway 2. Roadside capillas, or tiny chapels, in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora. San Pedro is the Spanish language form of Saint Peter. According to Biblical accounts, he was one of Twelve Apostles, chosen by Jesus from his first disciples. He was a fisherman assigned a leadership role by Jesus and was with Jesus during events witnessed by only a few apostles, such as the Transfiguration. Peter is revered by all Christians to this very day. 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)