Ceramic figurines of Pope Benedict XVI called 'caganers' ...
Nov 22nd, 2010
(AFP/File) - Ceramic figurines of Pope Benedict XVI called 'caganers' are seen in this recent photo. Statuettes of well-known people defecating are a strong Christmas tradition in Catalonia, dating back to the 18th century as Catalonians hide caganers in Christmas Nativity scenes and invite friends to find them. The figures symbolize fertilization, hope and prosperity for the coming year.(AFP/File/Lluis Gene) -
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