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Spanish Pilgrimage City Celebrates Saint James' Day

Image: Fireworks explode over an ancient cathedral during celebrations for St. James' day in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain
Fireworks explode over an ancient cathedral during celebrations for St. James' day in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain July 24. MIGUEL VIDAL / Reuters

Fireworks explode over an ancient cathedral during celebrations for St. James' Day in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, on Thursday.

The pilgrimage city holds a yearly festival in honor of its patron, Saint James, on July 25. Over 100,000 people travel to the city each year from around the world.