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Last Updated: Monday October 06 2008 07:16 GMT

In pics: Kids top huge human towers

The Castells competition

What's going on here? Thousands of people turned out to see who could make the biggest human tower in the Tarronga Castells festival in Spain.

The Castells competition

Teams of 'castellers' spend months preparing for the competition, which is based on a tradition from the 18th century.

The Castells competition

The complicated towers can reach up to seven storeys high and it's always a young child's job to get to the very top, but it's not easy...

The Castells competition

Teamwork is really important and it takes dozens of men to form a solid base for the towers...

The Castells competition

They also act as a cushion in case something goes wrong! All the teams have moments like this, when they suddenly realise they're going...

The Castells competition

Going...

The Castells competition

Gone!