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The Colorful Human Tower Builders of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, a beautiful tradition of castell building, or human towers consisting of up to 500 people, takes place in October. The custom dates back to the 18th century and is celebrated and practiced in festivals throughout the Spanish provinces of Catalonia. The most important castell building event of the year is the Concurs de Castells, a biannual competition that is held in the city of Tarragona. The castell teams meet there to compete and produce the tallest and most difficult human tower.

These stunning photos of the festival were captured by photographer David Oliete, and are followed by video footage of this colorful event.

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