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Jesus in Philadelphia

With the Philadelphia skyline behind him, Michael Grant, 28, known as 'Philly Jesus,' looks towards the afternoon sun on December 18, 2014. Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

With the Philadelphia skyline behind him, Michael Grant, 28, known as 'Philly Jesus,' looks towards the afternoon sun on December 18, 2014. Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of...more

With the Philadelphia skyline behind him, Michael Grant, 28, known as 'Philly Jesus,' looks towards the afternoon sun on December 18, 2014. Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Grant has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Leah DeTommaso, 19, Alisyn Davidson, 19, and Taylor Moran, 18, ask to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus'. 
 
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Leah DeTommaso, 19, Alisyn Davidson, 19, and Taylor Moran, 18, ask to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus'. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Leah DeTommaso, 19, Alisyn Davidson, 19, and Taylor Moran, 18, ask to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus'. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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A man puts change into a parking meter as 'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

A man puts change into a parking meter as 'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

A man puts change into a parking meter as 'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' lifts a fallen Christmas decoration in the courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' lifts a fallen Christmas decoration in the courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' lifts a fallen Christmas decoration in the courtyard of Philadelphia City Hall. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' exits Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' exits Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' exits Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' adjusts his attire at a restaurant restroom in Philadelphia. 
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'Philly Jesus' adjusts his attire at a restaurant restroom in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' adjusts his attire at a restaurant restroom in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles through this blighted area of North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Rothman Ice Rink skate guard Ronnie Matthews, 24, laces up ice skates for a praying 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. 

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Rothman Ice Rink skate guard Ronnie Matthews, 24, laces up ice skates for a praying 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Rothman Ice Rink skate guard Ronnie Matthews, 24, laces up ice skates for a praying 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Using his walking staff as a makeshift hockey stick, 'Philly Jesus' skates at Rothman Ice Rink in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Using his walking staff as a makeshift hockey stick, 'Philly Jesus' skates at Rothman Ice Rink in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Using his walking staff as a makeshift hockey stick, 'Philly Jesus' skates at Rothman Ice Rink in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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(L-R) Christine Tyson and JoAnne Gilley pray with 'Philly Jesus' inside Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.  REUTERS/Mark Makela

(L-R) Christine Tyson and JoAnne Gilley pray with 'Philly Jesus' inside Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

(L-R) Christine Tyson and JoAnne Gilley pray with 'Philly Jesus' inside Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Upon reaching LOVE Park in Center City, 'Philly Jesus' lifts the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Upon reaching LOVE Park in Center City, 'Philly Jesus' lifts the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Upon reaching LOVE Park in Center City, 'Philly Jesus' lifts the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' greets Santa Claus at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' greets Santa Claus at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' greets Santa Claus at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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After checking his social media accounts, Michael Grant, 28, 'Philly Jesus' departs an Apple Store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

After checking his social media accounts, Michael Grant, 28, 'Philly Jesus' departs an Apple Store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

After checking his social media accounts, Michael Grant, 28, 'Philly Jesus' departs an Apple Store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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As a pedestrian looks on, 'Philly Jesus' hands a supporter his iPhone and headphones after saying goodbye to a friend, while holding a 12 foot cross which he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. 


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As a pedestrian looks on, 'Philly Jesus' hands a supporter his iPhone and headphones after saying goodbye to a friend, while holding a 12 foot cross which he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a...more

As a pedestrian looks on, 'Philly Jesus' hands a supporter his iPhone and headphones after saying goodbye to a friend, while holding a 12 foot cross which he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait in front of a store window featuring crucifixes with the 12 foot cross he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait in front of a store window featuring crucifixes with the 12 foot cross he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday...more

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait in front of a store window featuring crucifixes with the 12 foot cross he carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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A police officer asked to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus' inside Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

A police officer asked to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus' inside Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

A police officer asked to take a photograph with 'Philly Jesus' inside Philadelphia City Hall in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' greets a pedestrian wearing a ring with a cross in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' greets a pedestrian wearing a ring with a cross in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' greets a pedestrian wearing a ring with a cross in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles past a mural depicting Noah's Ark in North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles past a mural depicting Noah's Ark in North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' carries a 12 foot cross 8 miles past a mural depicting Noah's Ark in North Philadelphia towards LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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While visitors pose for photographs with a Santa Claus dinosaur, 'Philly Jesus' walks through the Christmas Village in LOVE Park towards the nativity scene after carrying this 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City. REUTERS/Mark Makela

While visitors pose for photographs with a Santa Claus dinosaur, 'Philly Jesus' walks through the Christmas Village in LOVE Park towards the nativity scene after carrying this 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City....more

While visitors pose for photographs with a Santa Claus dinosaur, 'Philly Jesus' walks through the Christmas Village in LOVE Park towards the nativity scene after carrying this 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait at Macy's department store in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' clutches the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' clutches the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' clutches the 12 foot cross he had carried 8 miles through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Supporters (L-R) Jason Krieck, 38, Ryan Bolli, 42, and Nando Fuselli, 38, assist 'Philly Jesus' in lashing the 12 foot cross to a truck following his 8 miles cross walk through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Supporters (L-R) Jason Krieck, 38, Ryan Bolli, 42, and Nando Fuselli, 38, assist 'Philly Jesus' in lashing the 12 foot cross to a truck following his 8 miles cross walk through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk....more

Supporters (L-R) Jason Krieck, 38, Ryan Bolli, 42, and Nando Fuselli, 38, assist 'Philly Jesus' in lashing the 12 foot cross to a truck following his 8 miles cross walk through North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives 'Philly Jesus' a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives 'Philly Jesus' a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark...more

Supporter Jason Krieck, 38, gives 'Philly Jesus' a ride home after he had carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles from North Philadelphia to Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' walks the center city streets in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' walks the center city streets in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' walks the center city streets in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' prays with a beggar in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' prays with a beggar in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' prays with a beggar in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait beside a sculpture of Santa Claus in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait beside a sculpture of Santa Claus in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' poses for a portrait beside a sculpture of Santa Claus in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Michael Hartley, 21, visiting from England, listens to counsel by 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Michael Hartley, 21, visiting from England, listens to counsel by 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Michael Hartley, 21, visiting from England, listens to counsel by 'Philly Jesus' in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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Jayden Hensley, 39, (L) prays with 'Philly Jesus' before he carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Jayden Hensley, 39, (L) prays with 'Philly Jesus' before he carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark...more

Jayden Hensley, 39, (L) prays with 'Philly Jesus' before he carried a 12 foot cross 8 miles through North Philadelphia to LOVE Park in Center City as part of a Christmas walk to spread the true message of the holiday in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' helps a homeless man to his feet in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' helps a homeless man to his feet in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' helps a homeless man to his feet in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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'Philly Jesus' waits at a traffic light while walking on the Parkway in Philadelphia.

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'Philly Jesus' waits at a traffic light while walking on the Parkway in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela

'Philly Jesus' waits at a traffic light while walking on the Parkway in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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