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Getting greasy at Cascamorras Festival

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2019. Revelers smear themselves in grease at a festival inspired by a dispute between the Spanish towns of Baza and Guadix over the possession of an icon of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras from Guadix, sent to Baza to recover the statue, attempt to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue while Baza's residents attempt to make them as 'dirty' as possible.

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Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2019. Revelers smear themselves in grease at a festival inspired by a dispute...more

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2019. Revelers smear themselves in grease at a festival inspired by a dispute between the Spanish towns of Baza and Guadix over the possession of an icon of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras from Guadix, sent to Baza to recover the statue, attempt to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue while Baza's residents attempt to make them as 'dirty' as possible. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler covered in grease takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler puts grease on his body. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler puts grease on his body. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler puts grease on his body. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler runs next to handprints covered in grease in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler runs next to handprints covered in grease in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler runs next to handprints covered in grease in Baza. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers cool off in a fountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers cool off in a fountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers cool off in a fountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers climb a mountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers climb a mountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers climb a mountain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Antonio Vera, depicting the figure of Cascamorras, is surrounded by revelers. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler stands next to handprints covered in grease. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler stands next to handprints covered in grease. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler stands next to handprints covered in grease. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler covered in grease smokes a cigarette. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease smokes a cigarette. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease smokes a cigarette. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers put grease on their bodies. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A reveler covered in grease poses. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease poses. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A reveler covered in grease poses. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers covered in grease take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Revelers take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Revelers take part in the festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A horse gives a kick as revelers run during the annual Cascamorras festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A horse gives a kick as revelers run during the annual Cascamorras festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A horse gives a kick as revelers run during the annual Cascamorras festival. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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