Playing with fire

A fire artist performing at the Minsk International Fire Fest in Ratomka, near Minsk, on Friday. The annual festival, which takes place over two days, sees the world's best flame-throwers and pyrotechnic experts gather in the capital city of Belarus
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A fire artist performing at the Minsk International Fire Fest in Ratomka, near Minsk, on Friday.

The annual festival, which takes place over two days, sees the world's best flame-throwers and pyrotechnic experts gather in the capital city of Belarus for thrilling displays.

The first festival took place in 2012, media reports said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 21, 2016, with the headline 'Playing with fire'. Print Edition | Subscribe