Ivan Kupala

Believers in traditional costumes dance around a fire near the village of Defanovskaya, some 70 kms outside Krasnodar, early on June 26, 2011 to mark Ivana Kupala night, an ancient heathen holiday. During the celebrations, dating back to pagan times, people wear wreathes, jump over fires and bathe naked in rivers and lakes. AFP PHOTO / MIKHAIL MORDASOV

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