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Paskong Pinoy

A local vendor sells puto bumbong outside a church in Pasay City during the first day of Simbang Gabi, a nine day novena mass held yearly by Filipino Catholics. Puto bumbong, usually sold during Christmas season is made from glutinous rice called Pirurutong that has purple color, soaked in salted water and steamed into bamboo tubes. (Marlo Cueto/NPPA Images)