Image 1 of 1
4/21/1997--San Fernando, Philippines..San Fernando is world-famous for its annual Easter re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic devotees were crucified in batches, their palms and feet attached to crosses with 10cm nails soaked in alcohol to prevent infection, to repent sins, pray for a sick relative or fulfill a vow, organizers said. the festival also features local men whipping themselves in penance, sending up showers of blood on visitors..Photograph ©2007 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.