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People attend a Mass celebrating St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, at the Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nice, France.
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Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's priest, Rev. Gil Florini, blesses a dog during the Mass for animals.
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Women hold their dogs at the Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church.
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Hector Hernandez has his snake Beatriz blessed by a Catholic priest Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela.
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A Catholic priest sprinkles holy water on an owner's dogs Sunday in Manila, Philippines.
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Devotees queue up to have their pets blessed in Manila, Philippines.
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A woman holds her dogs while attending a Catholic mass in Caracas, Venezuela.
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