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Sep 10, 2018

The festival was inspired by a dispute between the Spanish town 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.

Getting greasy at Cascamorras Festival
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Revellers covered in paint take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Guadix JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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