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Shetland Holds Europe's Largest Viking–themed Fire Festival

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January 29, 2014
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Up Helly Aa, Europe's largest fire festival takes place in Shetland on the last Tuesday of every January. The event, which pays homage to the island's Viking heritage, attracts tourists from around the world. Video provided by AFP


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