Up Helly Aa fire festival lights up Shetland

Shetland's Vikings have been celebrating the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival

Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival has been held.

Up Helly Aa is a famous event that celebrates Shetland's Viking heritage, culminating in the dramatic burning of a replica Viking galley.

It features a band of latter-day Viking warriors known as the Jarl Squad, and draws visitors from around the world.

The Vikings traditionally spend much of the day making public appearances.

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