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Spanish Suit Up for Devilishly Good Time

A man covers his face in oil and soot as he gets ready to participate in a carnival festival in the small village of Luzon, Spain.Andres Kudacki / AP

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Celebrants cover themselves in oil and soot, carrying bull horns on their heads and cowbells on their belts to represent the devil, while participating in carnival festivities in the small village of Luzon, Spain, Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could have begun much earlier. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain.

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 A woman, covered in oil and soot carrying bull horns on her head and cowbells on a belt representing the devil, walks while participating in carnival celebrations in the small village of Luzon, Spain, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Preserved records from the 14th century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) Andres Kudacki / AP

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