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Jorge Cruz of Chicago places roses on the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Maria Perez of Schaumburg places roses on the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

A woman in traditional Mexican head wear attends Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Maria Perez of Schaumburg takes a picture of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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Rev. Jack Harley blesses pilgrims after 9 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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A woman prays during the 9 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Pilgrims pray in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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Jose Gomez of Chicago places a crucifix at the alter during 9 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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A family attends 9 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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Rev. Jack Harley elevates the host during the consecration during the 9 a.m. Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines.

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Luis Reyes of Wheeling lights a candle at the shrine during the annual celebration honoring Our Lady of the Guadalupe Sunday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Crowds in excess of 100,000 people are expected to attend the two day festival.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Angelina Diaz, 2, of Arlington Heights is held by her father, Javier, as they attend the Singing Rosary during the annual celebration honoring Our Lady of the Guadalupe Sunday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Crowds in excess of 100,000 people are expected to attend the two day festival.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Laura Mendoza of Aurora prays at the shrine during the annual celebration honoring Our Lady of the Guadalupe Sunday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Crowds in excess of 100,000 people are expected to attend the two day festival.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Father Miguel Martinez blesses Jennifer, Dulce, and Nancy Palomar of Elgin during the annual celebration honoring Our Lady of the Guadalupe Sunday at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Crowds in excess of 100,000 people are expected to attend the two day festival.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 12/12/2011 2:37 PM

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Thousands of people turned out for an overnight celebration in Des Plaines honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The celebration began at 4 p.m. Sunday and ends Monday with an 8 p.m. mass.
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