Siena's Palio Horse Race

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The Contrada della Lupa gathers in its church for the benediction of... News PhotoAnnual Event,Church,Domestic Animals,Horizontal,Horse,Human Interest,Italy,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Palio,Religion,Riding,Siena,Topics,TravelPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Chris JablinskiSIENA, ITALY - AUGUST 16: (RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MARKETING, NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS) The Contrada della Lupa gathers in its church for the benediction of horse and rider before the annual Palio dell'Assunta horse-race on August 16, 2013 in Siena, Italy. The Palio races in Siena, in which riders representing city districts compete,and takes place twice a year in the summer in a tradition that dates back to 1656. (Photo by Chris Jablinski/Getty Images)