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Gubbio, Italy | by Fran Sonne photos
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Gubbio, Italy

This was taken during a festival where the townspeople chose one of three saints as their favorite. The flag represents the saint this resident chose although I do not know the name of the particular saint. The festival included groups of young men carrying huge statues of their saint mounted on a platform with two logs. the men would hoist the platform with the logs on their shoulders and run as fast as they could, trying to outdo each other. There was a problem at one point when the statue was too tall to go under the red light.

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Taken on February 25, 2010