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The world in photos: Jan 18 - 24
Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas, a character who wears a devil-like mask and a colorful costume, as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, Jan 20, 2016. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist linking it to the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules; a relation to ceremonies celebrated by the American Indians that were seen by the first conquerors; or to a cattle thief being ridiculed and expelled by his village neighbors. The Jarramplas festival takes place annually to mark Saint Sebastian's Day. [Photo/Agencies]

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