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Fight with foam on Raisin Monday celebrations

2010-11-22 23:40:30 GMT2010-11-23 07:40:30 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Students fromSt Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A student fromSt Andrews University takes part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Students fromSt Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A student fromSt Andrews University takes part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Students fromSt Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam.

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