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Fallas celebration comes to a fiery climax

Traditional caricatures, called ninot, burn on March 19 in conclusion of the Fallas festival.

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People enjoy a street fireworks display, or 'Correfoc' (Running Fire), in downtown Valencia, eastern Spain, on March 19.

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Paper mache and wood figures, called ninot, are burned during the Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain on March 19. A ninot are the figures in the elaborate assemblies called fallas.

Every year the city of Valencia, Spain celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" festival, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the carpenters' guild.

The festival comes to a climax when elaborate paper mache and wood scenes, known as fallas are set a blaze in the streets of the city. 

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