Chilean miner Edison Pena carries a Chilean flag at the finish of the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7, less than a month after he was rescued from a collapsed mine that trapped him and 32 co-workers for 69 days. Pena jogged regularly in the unblocked tunnels of the mine. Kathy Willens/AP
Chilean miner Edison Pena (center) crosses the finish line at the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7. Seth Wenig/AP
New York Road Runners president Mary Wittenberg, center, congratulates Chilean miner Edison Pena as Pena joins his wife, Angelica Alvarez (r.) after Pena finished the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7. Kathy Willens/AP
Angelica Alvarez (r.), the wife of Chilean miner Edison Pena, embraces her husband after he crossed the finish line in the New York City Marathon in New York on Nov. 7. Kathy Willens/AP
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena raises his arm in salute at the Empire State Building in New York City on Nov. 5. Shannon Stapleton
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena salutes and says 'viva Chile' as he leaves a New York City Marathon news conference in New York on Nov. 4. Seth Wenig/AP
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena (l.) entertains David Letterman on Nov. 4 by singing an impromptu version of the Elvis Presley song 'Suspicious Minds' on 'Late Show with David Letterman' during a visit to New York to run the New York City Marathon. Mr. Pena listened to Presley's music while trapped in the mine to keep his spirits up. Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS/AP
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena gestures as he arrives at La Moneda government palace for a medal ceremony in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 25, 2010. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Rescued miners Edison Pena (r.) and Juan Illanes gesture during a ceremony in Caldera, Chile, on Oct. 19. Martin Mejia/AP
Chilean miner Edison Pena gestures as he is carried on a stretcher after being rescued at the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 13. Pena was the twelfth of 33 miners rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground. Hugo Infante/Chilean government/AP
Edison Pena (center) is greeted while emerging from the capsule that brought him to the surface from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo, Chile. Jorge Saenz/AP
Edison Pena (r) is checked by Chilean Navy Sgt. Roberto Rios as he waits his turn to be lifted to the surface of the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, on Oct. 13, 2010. All 33 miners were rescued from the mine after being trapped for 69 days. Armada de Chile, via La Tercera/AP
A 10-hour procession celebrates the 'Blue Virgin,' more formally known as Paraguay’s 'Lady of Caacupe.' Last year, the Mass was led by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now the pope.
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December 12, 2013
Thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riachuelo river in Argentina's capital celebrate their "Blue Virgin" every year with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. Last year, their feast day's Mass was led by none other than Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has since become their beloved "slum pope."