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PREIST, Germany -- Local children watch the “Huetten” bonfire during the 2008 Lent festivities in the Eifel community of Preist.  This custom goes back to ancient tradition of chasing away winter spirits. After most of the fire has burnt, the youngsters go from house to house, sometimes reciting poems or sing a song. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff)


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PREIST, Germany -- Local children watch the “Huetten” bonfire during the 2008 Lent festivities in the Eifel community of Preist. This custom goes back to ancient tradition of chasing away winter spirits. After most of the fire has burnt, the youngsters go from house to house, sometimes reciting poems or sing a song. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff)

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