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Monday, January 20, 2014

Photos of the Day: Jan. 20, 2014

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. 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. Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day.