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Photos of the day - October 5, 2014

Members of the Castellers Collas Jove Xiquets de Tarragona fall as they tried to complete their human tower during the 25th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. The tradition of building human towers or âcastellsâ dates back to the 18th century and takes place during festivals in Catalonia, where âcollesâ or teams compete to build the tallest and most complicated towers. The structure of the âcastellsâ varies depending on their complexity. A âcastellâ is considered completely successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart. The highest âcastellâ in history was a 10 floor structure with 3 people in each floor. In 2010 âcastellsâ were declared by UNESCO one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Building human towers

The tradition of building human towers or “castells” dates back to the 18th century and takes place during festivals in Catalonia, where “colles” or teams compete to build the tallest and most complicated towers. The structure of the “castells” varies depending on their complexity.

A “castell” is considered completely successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart. The highest “castell” in history was a 10 floor structure with 3 people in each floor. In 2010 “castells” were declared by UNESCO one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. (AP)

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