Updated: 10 June 2013 10:30 | By Maureen O'Hare
Spanish baby-jumping festival: in pictures

El Colacho festival, Spain



El Colacho festival, Spain (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
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  • El Colacho leaps over babies (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
  • The custom dates back to the 17th century (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
  • It coincides with the Catholic festival of Corpus Christi (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
  • The Devil's Jump (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
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One of the world's oddest festivals took place earlier this month in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, northern Spain - the infamous El Colacho baby-jumping festival.

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