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On the sidelines of Martyrs'' Day

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th June 2015 03:52 AM

As millions of pilgrims converged at the Uganda martyrs'' shrines in Namugongo to mark 130 years since 45 brave young men died for their faith, it was an opportunity as well for business people to cash in.

On the sidelines of Martyrs'' Day

As millions of pilgrims converged at the Uganda martyrs'' shrines in Namugongo to mark 130 years since 45 brave young men died for their faith, it was an opportunity as well for business people to cash in.


NAMUGONGO - As millions of pilgrims converged at the Uganda martyrs' shrines in Namugongo to mark 130 years since 45 brave young men died for their faith, it was an opportunity as well for business people to cash in. The environs of the holy site were a beehive of activity as all sorts of traders displayed their wares to make a quick buck. Here's some of what New Vision photographer Maria Wamala captured:

 

 

Pilgrims or merrymakers: These ones seemed to have had a long night

 

 Second had clothes dealers cashing in on the Matryrs' day bonanza

 A young boy enjoys ice cream in  the sweltering heat

 A man carries a giant crucifix outside the Namugongo shrine

 A vendor holds up necklaces for prospective buyers

 Tourists mount a camel for a ride

 Tourists riding on a camel outside the shrine

A woman rides on a camel with her kids

On the sidelines of Martyrs'' Day

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