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Sep 10, 2018

Getting greasy at Cascamorras Festival

Getting greasy at Cascamorras Festival

The festival was inspired by a dispute between the Spanish town of Baza and Guadix over the possession of an icon of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras from Guadix, sent to Baza to recover the statue, attempt to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue while Baza’s residents attempt to make them as ‘dirty’ as possible.

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Reveller put grease on their bodies as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveller depicting the figure of Cascamorras, jumps as he and revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveller depicting the figure of Cascamorras, shouts as he and other revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveler depicting the figure of Cascamorras, waves a flag as he and other revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers put grease on their bodies as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers put grease on their bodies as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveler depicting the figure of Cascamorras, hits other revellers covered in paint as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in paint take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveler depicting the figure of Cascamorras, kneels in front of his girlfriend Irene, as he proposes marriage and presents her with an engagement ring, as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in paint take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveler depicting the figure of Cascamorras, hits other revellers covered in paint as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in paint run as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Jose Heras, a reveler depicting the figure of Cascamorras, and other revellers covered in paint, gather as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Revellers covered in paint and sprayed with foam by firefighters take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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