In this photo taken March 14, 2014, a man dressed as a Viking is silhouetted against a burning mock Viking ship as they take part in the annual Up Helly Aa, Viking fire festival in Gulberwick,

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In this photo taken March 14, 2014, a man dressed as a Viking is silhouetted against a burning mock Viking ship as they take part in the annual Up Helly Aa, Viking fire festival in Gulberwick, Shetland Islands north of mainland Scotland. The fearsome-looking participants in the festival live in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands, a wind-whipped northern archipelago where many claim descent from Scandinavian raiders. They are cool to the idea of Scotland leaving Britain to form an independent nation, and determined that their rugged islands will retain their autonomy whatever the outcome of September’s referendum. (AP Photo/Jill Lawless)

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Associated Press
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 10:27 AM EDT