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They came from the land of the ice and snow to the shores of Scotland last week for the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. Here’s a look.

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The festival, which takes pace on the third Tuesday of January in the island archipelago of Shetland in Scotland, has been held annually since 1870. While events are held across Shetland, the largest takes place in the capitol of Lerwick.

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Revelers young and old dress in authentic costumes, wielding swords and battle axes, in a colorful display of history and tradition.

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Guizer Jarl Neil Robertson addresses his squad in the town square. Anyone who has lived in Shetland for five years can take part.

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Hundreds of members of the Jarl Squad march through the town of Lerwick, wearing Viking helmets and armor and carrying imposing weapons of war.

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Posing for the cameras on their doomed longboat.

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