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  A priest blesses a Burmese python during a blessing of the animals Oct. 4 in Manila. The blessing coincided with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. (CNS/Reuter)
 
  A priest blesses a Burmese python during a blessing of the animals Oct. 4 in Manila. The blessing coincided with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. (CNS/Reuter)