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A Reveller smokes during the battle of “Enfarinats”, a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival. (Photo by David Ramos)

It’s a classic tale of dictatorship gone wrong and the fight for freedom. Like in any good battle, there’s fire, albeit from firecrackers, but the ammunition in this one is – flour. It takes place in a Hemingway-esque Spanish village. The battle of “Enfarinats” in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival, rages on on December 28, 2012 in Ibi, Spain. Citizens of Ibi annually celebrate the festival with a fight using flour, eggs and firecrackers. The battle takes place between two groups, a group of married men called “Els Enfarinats” who take the control of the village for one day pronouncing a number of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them and a group called “La Oposicio” who try to restore order. At the end of the day the money collected from the fines is donated to charitable causes in the village. The festival has been celebrated since 1981 after the town of Ibi recovered the tradition but the origins remain unknown.

Photo: A Reveller smokes during the battle of “Enfarinats”, a flour fight in celebration of the Els Enfarinats festival. (Photo by David Ramos)
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30 Dec 2012 10:28:00
An authenticated contemporary copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa on display at the Prado Museum

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02 Feb 2012 10:45:00


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A girl marches alongside Salvadoran soldiers during the parade commemorating Independence Day  in San Salvador, El Salvador September 15, 2016. (Photo by Jose Cabezas/Reuters)

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17 Sep 2016 10:18:00
Mariachi musicians prepare to perform to celebrate the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in San Salvador, El Salvador December 11, 2015. (Photo by Jose Cabezas/Reuters)

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14 Dec 2015 08:00:00
A clown poses for a picture in a parade during Salvadoran Clown Day celebrations in San Salvador, El Salvador, December 7, 2016. (Photo by Jose Cabezas/Reuters)

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09 Dec 2016 11:55:00
Salvadoran indigenous participate in the International Day of the Indigenous Peoples at Divino Slavador square in San Salvador, El Salvador, 09 August 2016. (Photo by Oscar Rivera/EPA)

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Jose Sabas Gomez pastes eyelashes to a statue of El Jesus Nazareno in his workshop in Apastepeque, El Salvador March 9, 2016. (Photo by Jose Cabezas/Reuters)

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