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Hey, good lookin'

The so called ‘Perchtenlaeufe’ have a long tradition here in Austria. At the beginning of December in many towns people dressed up wearing scary masks run around frightening children (and adults, too). They are called ‘Perchten’ and are often accompanied by Santa Claus. The masks are traditionally hand-carved and they can be quite heavy – the whole costume can weigh up to 50 kg.

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Taken on December 14, 2007