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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through... News PhotoBestof,Bestpix,City,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,People,Religion,Social Issues,Spain,Street,Throwing,Topics,Topix,TurnipPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesPIORNAL, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival on January 19, 2014 in Piornal, Spain. The centuries old Jarramplas festival takes place annually every January 19-20 on Saint Sebastian Day and this year they expect to use more than 20 thousand kilogrames of turnips. Even though the exact origins of the festival are not known, various theories exist including the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, a relation to ceremonies celebrated by the American Indians that were seen by the first conquerors, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his village neighbours. It is generally believed to symbolize the expulsion of everything bad. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)