Men pour water on women in Hungary in an Easter ceremony
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Women soaked in Hungary's annual water throwing ritual

28 March 2012 Last updated at 18:53 BST

Buckets of water have been thrown over women in Hungary, as part of an unusual annual ritual.

The Paloc community of Holloko were performing a rehearsal of the Easter water pouring ceremony.

Traditionally men and boys pour buckets of water on women and girls, or dunk them in watering troughs.

The men recite a poem to the women before the pouring, asking for their permission.

Lucy Hockings reports.