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Jan 20, 2016

Celebrating Luminarias In Spain

Celebrating Luminarias In Spain

According to tradition that dates back 500 years and is called Luminarias, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of a small village in Spain to purify the animals with the smoke of bonfires.

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A man rides a horse with a child through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Riders wait for the start of the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A horse waits for the start of the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A woman rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Children try to protect themselves from the flames of a bonfire during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse with a child through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through smoke during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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People wearing masks to protect themselves from smoke watch the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Riders wait for the start of the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A man and a child wait for the start of the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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