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Updated: Oct 15, 2012 15:10 IST

Riders fall as their horses crash during the Palio race in Siena. Almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete every year bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child. Reuters
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Riders fall as their horses crash during the Palio race in Siena. Almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete every year bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child. Reuters

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