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Apr 14, 2015

Oh my God, they killed the Boeoegg

Oh my God, they killed the Boeoegg

As the bells of St. Peter's church in Zurich chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the "Boeoegg" is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the "Boeoegg", the symbol of winter, catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

Oh my God, they killed the Boeoegg
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Mounted guildsmen gallop around the Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, as it burns atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich April 13, 2015. Picture: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burns atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich April 13, 2015. Picture: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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A combination of pictures shows the Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, burning atop a bonfire in the Sechselaeuten square in Zurich April 13, 2015. Picture: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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