November 14, 2011

CNS PHOTO/ROMEO RANOCO, REUTERS

Philippine ritual

A mother uses a ladder to reach her son's tomb and offer a prayer at a public cemetery in Navotas, Philippines, Nov. 1.

More than 80 percent of the Philippines' 95 million people are Catholics and observe All Saints Day Nov. 1 and All Souls Day Nov. 2, with visits to the cemetery to offer prayers for the dead.