Picture This Devil Be Gone!

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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival on Jan. 19 in Piornal, Spain. The centuries old Jarramplas Festival takes place annually every Jan. 19-20 on Saint Sebastian Day, and this year locals expect to use more than 20,000 kilograms (44,092 pounds) of turnips to drive the demon away. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist including the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules. It is generally believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad.

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