Remembering the Viking invasions of Spain

Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. (Reuters)

Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

A woman dressed up as a Viking takes part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

Participants dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

A participant dressed up as a Viking blows a horn as he takes part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

Participants dressed up as Vikings raise their swords as they take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

People dressed up as Vikings sail on a boat during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

People dressed up as Vikings sail on a boat during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

People dressed up as Vikings sail on a boat during the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. (Reuters)

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