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Mariachis parade in Mexico to celebrate patron saint of musicians

An image of baby Jesus dressed up as mariachi plays is seen at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate Santa Cecilia, patron of musicians in Mexico City, Mexico November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Clad in their traditional cropped jackets and wide sombreros, the mariachi guitarists, trumpeters and violinists played songs and marched in procession to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For years, Mexico City’s mariachis have gathered to honor Saint Cecilia’s feast day on Nov 22. Cecilia was an early Roman martyr who is often represented in art by a harp.

(Reporting by Reuters TV. Editing by Patrick Johnston)