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Las Fallas: Valencia’s fire festival granted Unesco heritage status.

Las Fallas is celebrated each March in Spain’s eastern city of Valencia with a week-long fiesta honoring Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the carpenter’s guild.

The festival, which dates back to the 18th century,  is marked with the construction of hundreds of giant wooden, cardboard, or papier-mâché sculptures, known as ninots.

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All photos by Catalina Alvarez photography
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