Festival of Failures

The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20—Images by Agencies

A figure depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph
A figure depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia. The festival welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day with the burning of giant elaborate sculptures and effigies of wood and plastic in the early hours of March 20.?Photo by Reuters
A figure depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
A figure depicting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
The picture shows a Falla, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard, caricaturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during an exhibition for the Fallas Festival, in Valencia.?Photo by AFP
The picture shows a Falla, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard, caricaturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during an exhibition for the Fallas Festival, in Valencia.?Photo by AFP
Giant figures are seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
Giant figures are seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
A sign which reads "Germany" points to a figure symbolizing Sisyphus during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
A sign which reads "Germany" points to a figure symbolizing Sisyphus during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
Figures depicting Spain
Figures depicting Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L), Economy Minster Luis de Guindos (C) and Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria as pupils in a classroom are seen during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia.?Photo by Reuters
A figure picturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a teacher is seen next to a blackboard during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia. The blackboard reads, "The ten commandments of Angela Exterminator. 1. You shall love money over everything. 2. Cut well and do not look at whom you cut. 3. Give to the Emperor what is the Emperor
A figure picturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a teacher is seen next to a blackboard during the "Fallas" festival in Valencia. The blackboard reads, "The ten commandments of Angela Exterminator. 1. You shall love money over everything. 2. Cut well and do not look at whom you cut. 3. Give to the Emperor what is the Emperor's. 4. You shall not live over possibilities. 5. You shall honour banks. 6. Forgive the fraudsters because the kingdom is theirs. 7. Let your graduates come closer to me. 8. You shall not c
The small board in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads; The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. -Nietzsche.?Photo by Reuters
The small board in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel reads; The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. -Nietzsche.?Photo by Reuters
Picture shows a Falla, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard, caricaturing Spain
Picture shows a Falla, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard, caricaturing Spain's King Juan Carlos with his wife Queen Sofia during an exhibition for the Fallas Festival, in Valencia.?Photo by AFP

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