Shetlanders Celebrate Annual Viking Festival Of Fire

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Participants dressed as Vikings march past during the annual Up Helly... News PhotoAnnual Event,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Clothing,Cultures,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Lerwick,Offbeat,Parade,Participant,Period Costume,UK,Up Helly AaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPParticipants dressed as Vikings march past during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands on January 29, 2013. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat and setting it alight later in the evening. AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)