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Yesterday’s Corpus Christi procession in Blackwater, Co Wexford.

Young girls (‘brides of Christ’) placing flower petals before the feet of a priest who is carrying the Eucharist and being shaded from the sun by four gentlemen carrying an ornate four-handled umbrella.

That’s how they roll in Blackwater.

UPDATE: We have been informed by commenters below that the girls are laying the petals in front of the wafer (the priest is holding) rather than the cleric himself. The wafer represents the body of Jesus Christ and the canopy is to protect ‘Him’ from the sun. None of which is in the least bit odd. Apologies to all.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)