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Britain New Years Eve
The Allendale tar barrel men carry burning whiskey barrels on their heads which are primed with tar, shavings and a pint of paraffin as part of the Baal Fire in Allendale, England, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The ritual takes place every year on 31st December as a farewell to the past 12 months a ceremony which has been in existence since the Dark Ages. On New Year's Eve the small town is full of visitors and down from the hill farms come the shepherds, flockmasters and farm workers to watch or take part in the Baal. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)