Traditional 'May Pole' raised in Bavaria

Traditional 'May Pole' raised in Bavaria

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PERCHTING, GERMANY - MAY 01: A maypole is raised as part of May Day celebrations on May 1, 2012 in Perchting, Germany. The tradition of erecting the tall wooden pole in small towns and villages goes back to the 16th century. The pole is usually painted in the Bavarian colours of white and blue and decorated with emblems depicting local crafts and industry. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 4:31 PM

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