The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain

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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 in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas stands as revellers throw turnips at him during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas stands against a wall as turnips are thrown at him by revellers during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain January 20, 2015. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist including the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, a relation to ceremonies celebrated by the American Indians that were seen by the first conquerors, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his village neighbours. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas stands against a wooden door as turnips are thrown at him by revellers during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas is seen near a turnip thrown by a reveller as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Raul Beites, 34, is helped by assistants as he is dressed as a Jarramplas during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas stands against a wooden door as turnips are thrown at him by revellers during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Revellers throw turnips at the kneeling Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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Revellers throw turnips at the kneeling Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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A Jarramplas beats his drum as he walks amidst turnips thrown by revellers during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern Spain, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Perez/Reuters)

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People hide behind a tree while others throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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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 in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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