Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Viking galley burns on the Shetland Islands

The head of a replica Viking galley burns during the Up-Helly-Aa festival on the Shetland Islands, January 31, 2006. The Up-Helly-Aa festival, introduced by men returning from the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century, takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January. (Kieran Doherty)

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