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July 12, 2017

Walk With Fire

In Liestal, Switzerland, the Sunday after Ash Wednesday is full of fire and parades. Participants carry bundles of burning pinewood chips, called Chienbäse, as they walk through the town. Your Shot photographer Ilias Pavlakos says the tradition is "synonymous of the expulsion of the winter, and one of the most spectacular events [in] the country." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by ilias pavlakos, National Geographic Your Shot
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