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Spain's "Fallas" festival ends with burning of giant ninots

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Spain's 'Fallas' festival ends with burning of giant ninots

Spain's "Fallas" festival ends with burning of giant ninots

VIDEO SHOWS: GIANT FIGURES KNOWN AS NINOTS BEFORE BURNING / FIREWORKS GOING OFF / CROWD CHEERING / VARIOUS OF FIGURES BURNING / WOMEN WATCHING / FIREMEN ON STREETS COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: VALENCIA,

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Spain's "Fallas" festival ends with burning of giant ninots

VIDEO SHOWS: GIANT FIGURES KNOWN AS NINOTS BEFORE BURNING / FIREWORKS GOING OFF / CROWD CHEERING / VARIOUS OF FIGURES BURNING / WOMEN WATCHING / FIREMEN ON STREETS COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: VALENCIA, SPAIN (MARCH 20, 2018) (JUNTA CENTRAL FALLERA - ACCESS ALL) 1.

VARIOUS OF GIANT FIGURES KNOWN AS NINOTS BEFORE BURNING 3.

CROWD CHEERING 4.

VARIOUS OF FIREWORKS GOING OFF 5.

VARIOUS OF FIGURES BURNING 6.

WOMEN LOOKING ON 7.

VARIOUS OF FIGURES BURNING 8.

PEOPLE WALKING PAST / FIRE BURNING IN BACKGROUND 9.

VARIOUS OF ORNAMENTS BURNING 10.

FIREFIGHTERS ON STREET 11.

VIEW OF FIGURE BURNING STORY: Fireworks and flames took over central Valencia on Tuesday (March 19) as locals and thousands of tourists celebrated the end of a four-day festival with the burning of over 380 ornate and colourful monuments made up of giant figures known as ninots, in the "Crema de Fallas" (burning of the fallas).

Valencia's Fallas festival is held every year to commemorate St.

Joseph.

Every neighbourhood in the coastal city spends the year building a Falla, only to set it alight at the end of the festival.

Satire and humour often set the tone for the ninots represented in the Fallas.

On Tuesday, Valencia burnt the children's Falla at 23:00 (22:00GMT) and the burning of the main Fallas kicked off at 0100 (00:00GMT) on Wednesday (March 20).

(Production: Soraya Ali)




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