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Small village in Spain turns blue in preparation for world movie premiere

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A general view of the village of Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The facades of the houses of Juzcar are being painted blue after Sony chose it for the world premiere of new movie

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Painters paint the facade of a house in Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain on Thursday.

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A couple pose for a photo in front of their house in Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain on Thursday.

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Clothes are seen hanging on a rope on a street in Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain on Thursday.

 

From Daily Telegraph:

Out of the blue, the tiny, traditional village of Juzcar, a pueblo blanco in the Genel Valley in Andalucía has found sudden fame as Sony’s chosen venue for hosting the world premiere of The Smurfs 3D. But becoming the blue-eyed boy of the valley has come at a price. To satisfy the forthcoming invasion of tiny smurfs, known as pitufos in Spanish, the dazzling white village of Juzcar, including its historic church has had to turn-literally- blue. Full story ...