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SHOT 4/28/23 2:43:57 PM - A small roadside capilla containing a few candles, flowers and a pair of statues in San Jacinto, Baja Sur California, Mexico. The capillas are often dedicated to certain patron saints or in memory of someone that passed away at or close to the particular location. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful and ubiquitous symbol of Mexican identity because some guess that Our Lady of Guadalupe's skin tone matches that of Mexico's indigenous population: light brown. She is as much revered for her striking similarity to the vanquished native Mexican population as she is for being the mother of God. Often times the capillas contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes of thanks and are a place for travelers to rest and pray for protection on their journey. (Photo by Marc Piscotty © 2023)

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SHOT 4/28/23 2:43:57 PM - A small roadside capilla containing a few candles, flowers and a pair of statues in San Jacinto, Baja Sur California, Mexico. The capillas are often dedicated to certain patron saints or in memory of someone that passed away at or close to the particular location. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful and ubiquitous symbol of Mexican identity because some guess that Our Lady of Guadalupe's skin tone matches that of Mexico's indigenous population: light brown. She is as much revered for her striking similarity to the vanquished native Mexican population as she is for being the mother of God. Often times the capillas contain prayer candles, pictures, personal artifacts or notes of thanks and are a place for travelers to rest and pray for protection on their journey. (Photo by Marc Piscotty © 2023)