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Up Helly Aa fire festival lights up Shetland

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Media captionShetland's Vikings have been celebrating the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival

Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival has been held.

Up Helly Aa is a famous event that celebrates Shetland's Viking heritage, culminating in the dramatic burning of a replica Viking galley.

It features a band of latter-day Viking warriors known as the Jarl Squad, and draws visitors from around the world.

The Vikings traditionally spend much of the day making public appearances.

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