Los Picaos ritual in Spain

A penitent prepares his costume before a Holy Week procession in the northern Spanish town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Every year the town celebrates Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with a unusual display of penitence, known as Los Picaos.

( Alvaro Barrientos / Associated Press / April 8, 2009 )

A penitent prepares his costume before a Holy Week procession in the northern Spanish town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Every year the town celebrates Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with a unusual display of penitence, known as Los Picaos.

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