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  • Up Helly Aa, a traditional festival of fire that takes place in the Shetland Islands in Scotland, celebrated the influence of Scandinavian Vikings in the region with a dramatic display of fire. <br><br> The Guizer Jarl Lyle Gair and his Jarl Squad march through the streets of Lerwick, Jan. 31, 2017, in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
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  • Participants dressed as Vikings pose by a long boat in the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Jan. 31, 2017.
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  • Members of the Jarl Squad march through the streets of Lerwick, Jan. 31, 2017, in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
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  • The Jarl Squad lights torches at the culmination of Up Helly Aa, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Shetland. The traditional festival of fire takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January.
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  • Guzier Jarl Lyall Gair and his Jarl throw their torches onto the galley, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Shetland.
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  • The Jarl Squad marching through the streets during Up Hell Aa, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Scotland.
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  • The Jarl Squad at the culmination of Up Helly Aa, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Scotland.
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  • Members of the Jarl Squad during Up Helly Aa, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Scotland.
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  • The Jarl Squad lighting torches at the culmination of Up Helly Aa, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lerwick, Scotland.
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  • Participants dressed as Vikings in prepare to burn their galley at the culmination of the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Scotland, Jan. 31, 2017.
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  • Participants' Viking ship burns at the culmination of Up Helly Aa in Lerwick, Scotland, Jan. 31, 2017.
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