GERMANY, Munich, Bavaria – December 14, 2014: A group of young men who call themselves the “Sparifankerl-Pass,” Bavarian for Devil’s Group, have recreated the ancient rural tradition by rampaging through the Munich’s Marienplatz dressed as the devilish two-horned counterpart to St. Nikolaus, Krampus, or Perchten, multi-horned Bavarian creatures who scare away the evil spirits. Here: waiting for the parade

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