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Germans Spring Into Easter With Bonfire Tradition

Image: People watch an Easter bonfire next to the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany
People watch an Easter bonfire next to the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, on April 19. EPA

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People watch an Easter bonfire next to the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. The age-old tradition symbolizes the coming of spring and was believed to banish the evil spirits of winter.

Image: People gather around a traditional Easter bonfire in Bayern, Germany
People gather around a traditional Easter bonfire in Bayern, Germany, on April 19.Nicolas Armer / EPA

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