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Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

Seville's Holy Week is one of the most famous events in Spain. For the seven days preceding Easter, pilgrims come from all over the country (really, all over the world) to take part is giant processions through the town square. They carry with them gigantic wooden floats depicting scenes from the Passion. Some are new, some are hundreds of years old.

Below, scenes from the streets via Reuters photographer Marcelo del Pozo:

Keywords: Seville, Spain, Holy Week

Amanda Erickson is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic Cities. All posts »

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