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    Establish shot Basilica of Lujan, about 60 kilometres from Buenos Aires. Salesmen who stock religious items also selling Mundial trinkets. Shot of football players amongst photos of saints and Jesus. Shot of Virgin and Argentina 78 flags. Last super and football doll. Flags on church including Moslem flag of Tunis. People inside praying for Argentina victory (man praying with Argentine flag). Various shots inside church including shots Virgin. Also two shots people walking on knees doing penance. Shots of boxing gloves of famous Arg boxer and shoes clothes etc of footballers from past victories. Also cups trophiesaa football etc.



    At the Basilica of Lujan on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where people pray for miracles, ARGENTINE football fanatics pared before the final for victory for their team. Football has invaded everything in the Argentine capital - and the sellers of religious trinkets outside the Basilica also stock World Cup flags and mementos. Inside the church where hundreds of people have prayed for an Argentine victory, pilgrims to the Basilica also do penance. In the church grounds, clothes, shoes and other trophies from past sporting glories have been dedicated to the Virgin of Lujan. Before some of the games in the World Cup, the shirts of the Argentine players were taken there to be blessed.




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    DONE FOR BBCTV SATELLITE WHICH WAS CANCELLED BUT FEEL IT IS GOOD STORY WHICH SHOULD BE OFFERED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADKWHAL8BE8EI526ZMZO569YKO
    Media URN:
    VLVADKWHAL8BE8EI526ZMZO569YKO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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