May 7, 2014

Maypole Raising in Grossweil, Germany

Photograph by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, AP

Women watch as men raise a new maypole outside an inn in Grossweil, Germany. A new maypole—traditional in German and Austrian culture—is erected in the town every three years.

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