Greek Seaside Town

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Local revelers in Athens, Greece celebrate Clean Monday with a flour war

IN GALAXIDI, Greece (AP) — For a few hours on a single day every year, the prim and elegant Greek seaside town of Galaxidi explodes into frantic childishness.

Riotous groups of residents pelt each other — and unsuspecting visitors — with bags of dyed flour, in a Holi-like end-of-carnival tradition thought to date back to the town’s period of maritime glory more than a century ago.

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