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Cananea to Magdalena de Kino Trek 

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Photos by Angela Gervasi
Daniel Alejandro Martinez Miranda walks from Cananea to Magdalena, a tradition he says he’s upheld for years.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Pulling off his sneakers, Martinez Miranda reveals blisters and calluses.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Cabalgatas (groups traveling on horseback) trek through the town of Imuris toward Magdalena, days before the feast of St. Francis Xavier.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Cabalgatas (groups traveling on horseback) trek through the town of Imuris toward Magdalena, days before the feast of St. Francis Xavier.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Cabalgatas (groups traveling on horseback) trek through the town of Imuris toward Magdalena, days before the feast of St. Francis Xavier.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Clothes dry by the Magdalena River, as hundreds camp out in the town of 25,000 residents.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
As the feast day approaches, tents— an alternative to a hotel room for pilgrims— fill the city’s main square, Plaza Monumental.
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Visitors line up to approach the city’s statue of St. Francis Xavier; many lift the heavy statue by its head.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Traveling on foot to Magdalena, pilgrims often adorn their walking sticks with ribbons. Each ribbon represents a pilgrimage, and each color has a distinct meaning.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Children and babies cool off in the Magdalena River next to the town.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Raúl Rivera García, who says he made the journey from southern Sonora, sits by the Magdalena River.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Drawn by the large crowds, many vendors travel to Magdalena to sell food, clothing and religious keepsakes.
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Visitors and residents walk across and rest on the hanging bridge that stretches across the Magdalena River.
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Musicians, playing banda and norteña, travel from as far as Sinaloa to partake in the Magdalena celebrations.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Musicians, playing banda and norteña, travel from as far as Sinaloa to partake in the Magdalena celebrations.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Musicians, playing banda and norteña, travel from as far as Sinaloa to partake in the Magdalena celebrations.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Vendors prepare for a night of rides and carnival games.
Photos by Angela Gervasi
Roasted chicken and charred onions create a cloud of smoke outside Plaza Monumental.
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Magdalena de Kino, along with the Sonoran city of Alamos, is one of Mexico’s designated Pueblos Mágicos, or Magic Towns.
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Photos by Angela Gervasi
Daniel Alejandro Martinez Miranda walks from Cananea to Magdalena, a tradition he says he’s upheld for years.

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