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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Joaldunak: ancient Basque regional carnival

Joaldunak, or cowbells, march as they take part on the Carnival of the Basque village of Zubieta, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Every January, villagers from Zubieta parade to the neighboring town of Ituren symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and involving the participation of residents wearing different masks, animal skins and brightly colored clothing with its own complex function and symbolism and becoming the living example of the survival of archaic cults to nature.