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In Pictures: Spain's 'Las Fallas' Festival of Fire

World | Associated Press | March 21, 2018, 2:08 pm
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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning many characters and large papier mache satirical figures displayed around the streets of the city. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

A figure representing Catalan's fugitive ex-president Carles Puigdemont burns during the last night of the Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures during the traditional Fallas Festival, in Valencia. (Image: AP)

Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures during the traditional Fallas Festival, in Valencia. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures during the traditional Fallas Festival, in Valencia. (Image: AP)

Firemen control the fire of burning satirical sculptures during the traditional Fallas Festival, in Valencia. (Image: AP)

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 Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

Monuments called 'fallas' burn in a fire during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A monument burns during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

A monument burns during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. (Image: AP)

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