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In Pictures: The Viking Jarl Squad Do The Up Helly Aa

by | 27th, January 2010

TO the Up Helly Aa with the replica Viking Warriors of The Jarl Squad. In Lerwick, on the Shetland Isles, they remember their Viking roots. It’s Europe’s biggest annual fire festival takes in marches and singing and ends, as ever, with the torching of a replica Viking galley. The modern Viking wears flame-retardant headgear and offsets the fire with carbon credits…

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The "Jarl Squad" dressed in Viking costume taking part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles.



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