Photos: Viking fest - beards, axes, hides

Photos: Viking fest - beards, axes, hides

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LERWICK, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 28: Locals dressed as Vikings visit the British Legion as they march through the streets of Lerwick on January 28, 2014, in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The traditional festival of fire is known as 'Up Helly Aa'. The spectacular event takes place annually on the last Tuesday of January. The climax of the day comes with participants in full costume hauling a Viking longboat through the streets of Lerwick to the edge of town where up to 1000 people parade and throw their flaming torches into the galley. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 10:47 AM

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