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Teenage girls Stacey and Laura stand infront of the 30 meter tower of pallets and old tires that will become a giant bonfire to burn the Irish flag on the Loyalist estate of New Mossley, Belfast Northern Ireland.The bonfires which are seen by the Protestant community as a celebration of loyalist culture in the province are lit on the eve of 12 July, which is the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne at which the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic King James in 1690. The festival causes outrage in the nearby republician and Catholic areas of the city.