Manuel Márquez, 23, finishes an alfombra, or carpet, made of pine needles and flowers for a Lent procession. About 60 percent of Guatemalans consider themselves to be Protestant, according to the Guatemalan National Institute of Statistics. But in some cities, such as Antigua, Catholicism remains very strong.
Photo by Perla Trevizo .
published Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
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