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Valencia prepares for fire festival

2012-03-16 02:22:49 GMT2012-03-16 10:22:49(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A craftsman puts the finishing touches on a giant figure ahead of the "Fallas" festival in Valencia March 15, 2012. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

A craftsman puts the finishing touches on a giant figure ahead of the "Fallas" festival in Valencia March 15, 2012. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

A craftsman puts finishing touches on a figure sitting on a representation of an Apple computer ahead of the "Fallas" festival in Valencia March 15, 2012. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

Figures of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are pictured ahead of the "Fallas" festival in Valencia March 15, 2012. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

Craftsmen puts finishing touches on a giant figure ahead of the "Fallas" festival in Valencia March 15, 2012. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

A painter works on a cardboard satirical sculpture, known locally as a Falla, during preparations for the Fallas Festival in Valencia. (AFP Photo/Jose Jordan)

The "Fallas" festival in Valencia, Spain welcomes spring and honors Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic, which will take place in the early hours of Mar. 20.

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