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- Throughout the day, waves of barebacked young men enter the circles, and then return to the crowd bleeding and triumphant.
- Traditionally, these are simple processions, but last year an American evangelical group re-enacted the original Passion: a barefoot and barebacked young man, sobbing with emotion .
- King Henry II of England, whose burst of temper led to the murder of Thomas a Becket, submitted to a barebacked scourging by the monks of Canterbury as part of his penance for .