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December 2019 Challenge "Holiday Spirit"


Michael Ventura
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New Years, not Christmas.  New Years here has the burning of the munecas -- the Old Men of the Past Year.  And then a religious parade to celebrate the New Year. 

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The muneca before burning, with one of his creators.  

 

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Poking the last flames of a burnt muneca (doll).

 

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Religious procession on New Year's Day. 

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If I whizz one through 5* QC, there's just time for a topical one, then...

Gandalf as Santa, Wellington tourist office. 25C outside- note the chemise and shorts.

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Oh come on Alamy, that one took nearly 2 minutes....

 

Christmas selfies in Praça da Liberdade, Porto

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A regular seller for me. Usually the Guardian.

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