King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain wave to the crowds during his coronation’s procession down the Gran Via on June 19, 2014 in Madrid, Spain (This image was created with a variable plane focus lens known as tilt & shift).
Carriers of the Great God Power brotherhood unload Virgen del Carmen statue after its journey on July 15, 2014 at Puerto de la Cruz dock on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. Since 1921, the statue of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen, has been carried with great fanfare annually as part of July Festivities to the Puerto de la Cruz dock where, at the end of its procession, it is hoisted aboard a decorated boat. In recent years, attendance at the event has numbered more than 35,000 people.
Penitents dressed as "Nazarenes" take part in the Holy Week procession of "Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno" on April 2, 2015 in the Andalucian town of Arriate, Spain
A Civil Guard walks behind a penitent during the Holy Week procession of"Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno" Brotherhood on April 2, 2015 in Arriate, Spain. In many towns of Spain four Civil Guards use to “escort” Nazarene thrones during their Holy Week processions. In Spain many of the State Security Forces have patron saints or worship Catholic figures such as Virgins or Christs.
Smoke of burning incense carried by altar boys flows during the Holy Week procession of "Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno" on April 2, 2015 in the Andalucian town of Arriate, Spain
Members of the Cristo de la Viga Brotherhood end their procession carrying their patron across a flare path at San Salvador Cathedral staircase on March 30, 2015 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Each year during the Holy Week, a cloud of smoke coming from tens of flares covers the last steps of Cristo de la Viga pace as it arrives at San Salvador Cathedral.
Real Madrid fans set alight flares cheering their team at their arrival to Santiago Bernmabeu Stadium before the Copa del Rey Round of 16 second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid on January 15, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
A bull with flammable balls attached to it's horns is seen during the 'Toro de Jubilo' fire bull festival on November 16, 2014 in Medinaceli, Spain. Toro de Jubilo, a Fire Bull festival, is an ancient tradition held annually at midnight in the Spanish town of Medinaceli. The event starts when flammable balls attached to a bull’s horns are set alight. The animal is then untied and revellers dodge it until the flammable material is consumed. The body of the animal is covered with mud to protect it from burns.
A man is gored by a bull at La Cubierta bullring after the second day of Leganés Running of the Bulls during Butarque Virgin Festivities on August 18, 2012 in Leganés, Spain. The 22 years-old man was seriously injured by a horned of more than 400 kilos from Juan Albarracín Breeder.
One of Caravaca's club horses exhibits its cape around the streets on May 2, 2014 in Caravaca De La Cruz, Spain. The Day of the Wine Horses is part of May Caravaca Cross Festivities. The horses are harnessed with ornamental capes and are exhibited around the city.
A woman looks at Spanish Legionnaires as they from prior to start their parade during the Spain National Day on October 12, 2016 in madrid Spain. The 12th of October Spain commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America. Each year a big militar march-past which is hired by the Spanish king is held in Madrid.
People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival on January 19, 2015 in Piornal, Spain. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric and a mask as he beats a drum through the streets of Piornal town while hundreds of people throw turnips as a "reminiscence" of punishment for stealing cattle.
A woman is cheered by revelers minutes before the launch ofthe "Txupinazo" rocket to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin Festivities at the City Council Square on June 6, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers arrived from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."
Danzantes walk ahead a mill durin the forth day of “Pecados y Danzantes” processions on June 7, 2015, in Camuñas, Castilla la Mancha, Spain. In order to celebrate the the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi, people divided in two groups (Pecados and Danzantes) perform a “dance” as they walk in procession across Camuñas town. “Pecados” symbolize the Evil and are dressed up with terrorific masks and black ornamented dresses, while “Danzantes” symbolize the Virtue and are dressed up with white attires and big-nosed masks. The beginnings of this tradition come from the 16th Century and could be considered as a kind of “Auto Sacramental”.