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In Pictures: Seville's Flamenco Fair kicks off

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In Pictures: Seville's Flamenco Fair kicks off
Women dancing 'Sevillanas' at the 2014 Seville April Fair. Photo: Gogo Lobato/AFP
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This weekend may have the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and La Liga coming to a boil, but in Seville the focus will be on more genteel pursuits as the week-long Seville April Fair culminates in the Andalusian capital. We choose some of the best photos from the opening of this year's event.

It may not always take place in April (city authorities generally hold the event a couple of weeks after the Easter holiday) but the Feria never disappoints in terms of providing colour and traditional spectacle.

Each fair day begins with a procession of horse-drawn carriages, taking Seville´s great and good to the city´s bullring, La Real Maestranza, where the action takes place later in the afternoon.

Besides bulls though, the heart of the fair resides in amongst the rows of marquees built on the fairground and along the bank of the River Guadalquivir. Some of these casetas belong to prominent Seville families, others to groups of fiends or associations.

Both inside and out of these party tents, crowds gather to eat, drink and dance Sevillanas.  

Click here for some of the best photographs from this year's Seville Fair.

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