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Playing with fire during Chiakokonoba

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A Georgian boy jumps over a fire during the folk festival called 'Chiakokonoba' in Tbilisi, Georgia on April 11.

David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters

Children play around a bonfire during Chiakokonoba celebration in Tbilisi on April 11.

Chiakokonoba is a famous ritual among Georgian children. They gather wood, start a fire and jump over it once. According to the legend, this action purifies the soul of evil spirits.

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