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Powder party

<p>A woman covers the hair of a man with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it. In the past, young men used this game to seduce girls. Although the method of courtship has changed in modern days, the tradition of throwing powder on one another without distinction of gender or origin continues. REUTERS/Jon Nazca</p>

A woman covers the hair of a man with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder...more

A woman covers the hair of a man with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. During the carnival, it is traditional, especially for young people, to hurl talcum powder at each other until they are completely covered with it. In the past, young men used this game to seduce girls. Although the method of courtship has changed in modern days, the tradition of throwing powder on one another without distinction of gender or origin continues. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man covers the hair of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A man covers the hair of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man covers the hair of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A woman with her face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A woman with her face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A woman with her face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man covers the head of woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A man covers the head of woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man covers the head of woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man with his face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca</p>

A man with his face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man with his face covered in talcum powder poses for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca</p>

A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A man covers the face of a woman with talcum powder during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People with their faces covered in talcum powder perform a traditional dance during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A couple with their faces covered in talcum powder pose for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A couple with their faces covered in talcum powder pose for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A couple with their faces covered in talcum powder pose for a photo during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Men cover the head of a man with talcum powder and spray it red during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY)</p>

Men cover the head of a man with talcum powder and spray it red during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY)

Men cover the head of a man with talcum powder and spray it red during "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY)

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<p>A woman with her face covered in talcum powder takes part in "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

A woman with her face covered in talcum powder takes part in "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A woman with her face covered in talcum powder takes part in "El Dia de los Polvos" (Powder Day) festival in the southern Spanish village of Tolox March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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