Photo Gallery Setting Valencia Ablaze

The annual Fallas festival is taking place this week in Valencia, on the Spanish coast. During the street parties and parades that draw over a million visitors to the city, giant satirical sculptures are exhibited, judged in a competition and then ceremoniously burnt.
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