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Roast pigs and mudbaths mark colourful Philippine festivals

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Roast pigs decked out as superheroes and mud-coated farmers paraded in separate Philippine villages Tuesday in two of the mainly Catholic nation's most colourful religious festivals. 

A pig is roasted during a festival in Balayan, Batangas province, south of Manila, on June 24, 2014

Several thousand revellers marched behind mini-trucks carrying roasted hogs through the town of Balayan, with bystanders periodically dousing the raucous procession with buckets of water.

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