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Crowd of runners waiting for the start of the 2012 Escalade | by Richard Allaway
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Crowd of runners waiting for the start of the 2012 Escalade

Each year, on the first Saturday in December, the most popular sporting event in Geneva takes place in the old town - The Escalade Race.

 

L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade is an annual festival held in December in Geneva, Switzerland, celebrating the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11–12 December 1602.

 

www.escalade.ch/

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Taken on December 3, 2011