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  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    The "Jarl Squad" parade takes place on the streets of Lerwick during the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland. Every year a new boat is built and burned after a torch lit procession of locals dressed in viking costumes, Jan. 29, 2013.
    David Cheskin/PA/AP Photo
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Vikings participate in the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013. The event culminates with up to 1,000 men in costume throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat.
    David Cheskin/PA/AP Photo
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Members of the 2013 "Jarl Squad" take part in the annual Up Helly Aa festival, which culminates in the burning of a Viking Galley in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since 1870. The event culminates with up to 1,000 men in costume throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Vikings participate in the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    David Cheskin/PA/AP Photo
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Members of the 2013 "Jarl Squad" take part in the annual Up Helly Aa festival which culminates in the burning of a Viking Galley in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Vikings participate in the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Every year a new boat is built and burned after a torch lit procession of locals dressed in viking costumes during the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival.
    David Cheskin/PA/AP Photo
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Vikings participate in the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    David Cheskin/PA/AP Photo
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since 1870. The event culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Participants dressed as Vikings pose on their longboat at the start of the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Jan. 29, 2013. Every year a new boat is built and burned after a torch lit procession of locals dressed in viking costumes during the Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Participants dressed as Vikings march past during the annual Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    A young participant dressed as a Viking looks on as he prepares to participate in the annual Up Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Participants dressed as Vikings look through a program of events as they prepare to participate in the annual Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival Celebrates the Vikings

    Participants dressed as Vikings pose for a photo on their longboat during the annual Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland, Jan. 29, 2013.
    Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
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