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Description : Chios Greece, each year this samll island celebrates Easter in an unusual and slightly dangerous way. Two rival churches fire thousands of rockets at each other as part of an annual firework battle. The tradition started in 1889 when Ottoman occupiers confiscated the islander's cannons and the locals replied by launching home-made rocket. The object is to hit the opposing church's bell tower.


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