Guatemalans celebrate 'burning the devil'
Thousands of people set fire to effigies of Satan in a ritual to get rid of bad luck dating back to colonial times.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 08:21

Guatemalans have been celebrating the cleansing ritual of La Quema del Diablo, or "burning the devil".

Thousands of people set fire to effigies of Satan in a ritual to get rid of bad luck that dates back to colonial times.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the city of Antigua, in the country's central highlands.

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