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Spain's pilgrim city prays for train crash victims

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Under the towering stone arches in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, hundreds of worshippers held a mournful mass on Thursday for the 78 people killed in the worst train crash of Spain's recent history. 

Relatives of the victims of a train accident near Santiago de Compostela, northwest Spain comfort each other outside the Cersia building in the city on July 25, 2013. Under the towering stone arches in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, hundreds of worshippers held a mournful mass on Thursday for the 78 people killed in the worst train crash of Spain's recent history.

Facing the high gold altar, they prayed to Saint James -- the apostle who gives his name to the cathedral and the city -- for those killed and the more than 140 injured in Wednesday evening's devastating crash on the town's outskirts.

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