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

El Colacho leaps over babies



El Colacho leaps over babies (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
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  • El Colacho festival, Spain (© AP Photo/Israel L. Murillo)
  • 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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A man representing the devil - 'El Colacho' - leaps over a mattress laden with infants who have been born within the last twelve months.

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