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A man rides his horse through flames during the annual Saint Anthony purification ceremony in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares near Avila late January 16, 2010. The festival coincides every year with the eve of the religious festivity of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. According to tradition, revellers ride their horses through bonfires placed around the village to purify the animals with fire and smoke after receiving a blessing from a priest. Picture taken January 16, 2010.