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Spanish town paints it black over medieval feud

Updated : 2019-09-10 09:16:44

Of all the sometimes bizarre summer festivals held in Spain, the Cascamorras event is probably the darkest. Some 15,000 participants throw black paint over each other for several hours every September in the small town of Baza, in the southern province of Granada.

In this photo taken on Friday, boys painted with black grease celebrate during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras festival in Baza, Spain. Of all the sometimes bizarre summer festivals held in Spain, the Cascamorras event is probably the darkest. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
In this photo taken on Friday, boys painted with black grease celebrate during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras festival in Baza, Spain. Of all the sometimes bizarre summer festivals held in Spain, the Cascamorras event is probably the darkest. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Some 15,000 participants throw black paint over each other for several hours every September in the small town of Baza, in the southern province of Granada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Some 15,000 participants throw black paint over each other for several hours every September in the small town of Baza, in the southern province of Granada. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The frenzied but good-natured fight is a re-enactment of the 15th-century feud between two villages. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The frenzied but good-natured fight is a re-enactment of the 15th-century feud between two villages. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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The "Cascamorras" represents a thief who attempted to steal a religious image from a local church. He is dressed up like a harlequin. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
People try to stop him, chasing him and throwing black paint as they run through the streets. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
People try to stop him, chasing him and throwing black paint as they run through the streets. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The paint, which is not harmful to people or the environment, is provided by the town council for what is a major tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The paint, which is not harmful to people or the environment, is provided by the town council for what is a major tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Boys painted with black grease celebrate during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras festival in Baza. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Boys painted with black grease celebrate during the traditional festivities of the Cascamorras festival in Baza. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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