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AP PHOTOS: Spanish town hosts annual wine battle

HARO, Spain (AP) — Getting drenched with red wine might not be everyone's idea of fun, but it is the idea behind one of Spain's most popular — and unusual — fiestas. The town of Haro...

Lifting 200-kilogram stones in Spain's Basque Country

ZARAUTZ, Spain (AP) — Their faces contorted by the effort needed to lift 200 kilograms (440 pounds) or more, these burly competitors keep alive one of the traditional sports of Spain's rural north one...

AP PHOTOS: Devils, bandits romp at Carnival in Spanish towns

ALSASUA, Spain (AP) — Dozens of devil-like figures dance and convulse at the sound of cowbells, chasing onlookers with pitchforks in Alsasua as part of this northern Spanish town's Carnival. ...

Charcoal makers in Spain keep embers of an old trade burning

VILORIA, Spain (AP) — Even though he receives the occasional helping hand from his 22-year old son, Miguel Lander knows that the days of making charcoal the traditional way are counted in these remote...

AP PHOTOS: Asparagus dubbed 'white gold' harvested in Spain

CAPARROSO, Spain (AP) — With head-mounted flashlights and boots deep in the mud, a firefly-like party of laborers in northern Spain harvest precious asparagus shoots once the night falls. ...

AP PHOTOS: Pamplona's festival, the fiesta of a lifetime

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Even 20 years after I first started covering the San Fermin running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain for The Associated Press, the same sense of anticipation haunts me o...

Peter Maes, Ernesto Valverde

Genk's head manager Peter Maes, left, gives instructions as Athletic Bilbao's head manager Ernesto Valverde, right, looks on, during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and ...

Aritz Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz is surrounded by his fellow teammate after scrong his fifth goal against Genk during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San ...

Aritz Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, celebrates his fourth goal against Genk during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Sp...

Aritz Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, right, kicks the ball and scores his fifth goal against Genk during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium, i...

Aritz Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, right, celebrates his fourth goal with his teammates during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium, in Bilbao...

Aritz Aduriz, Iker Muniain, Mikel Balenziaga

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, right, celebrates his fourth goal beside teammates Iker Muniain and Mikel Balenziaga, center, during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and ...

Aritz Aduriz, Iker Muniain

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, right, celebrates his fourth goal beside teammate Iker Muniain during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium,...

Aritz Aduriz, Iker Muniain

Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz, right, celebrates his fourth goal beside teammate Iker Muniain during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium,...

Wilfred Ndidi

Genk's Wilfred Ndidi, center, celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Europa League Group F soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Genk, at the San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Sp...