Spanish village ‘purifies’ horses with fire in age-old ritual

In honour of Saint Anthony, patron of animals, Spanish revellers ride their horses through bonfires to purify the animals with smoke and flames

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08:23 January 18, 2018
A man rides a horse through flames during the annual 'Luminarias' celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid
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