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Spanish town celebrates annual 'human tower' festival

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Spanish town celebrates annual 'human tower' festival

<p>It’s an act of physical ingenuity and bravery – the annual festival of building Tarragona towers or castles and attracts thousands to the Catalonia town every years.</p> <p>The human tower is built around a base or pinya, which acts as a safety net should the tower collapse. </p> <p>Various teams attempt different sorts of towers all requiring co-ordination, balance and nerve when a normally a child tops it off.</p> <p>The whole event is to celebrate Saint Magi, the town’s local patron saint </p> <p>The tradition was first documented in 1712 in a town near Tarragona.</p>