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    For hundreds of years, Catalans, few villages especially, have been mastering the building of castells, human castles or towers. And today it's more popular (and safer) than ever. Castells are often part of the many festivals held in Catalan villages and there's even own happenings and competitions for building them. Here in this photo taken in Vic, the group Sagals d'Osona is trying an 8-level high tower with 4 castellers per level. More info in the comments.
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    This is so wild! I love how all the lines of the arms supporting and the people building the human tower guide my eyes. Your image makes me so curious and I want to see more. Were you able to pull back and show the whole tower or move and photograph the scene from within the crowd?

    Julie Hau
    Associate Photo Editor, NGM
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    Date Taken: Jul 7, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2017
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D600
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Mika-Pekka Markkanen
    Categories: Culture, People, Travel
    Assignments: Traditions Around the World