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Carnival around the world

Sheldon Best is seen in his costume Once In A Blue Moon, which won the Traditional Moko Jumbie category of the National Carnival Commission's competition held at Victoria Square, in the capital Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Sheldon Best is seen in his costume Once In A Blue Moon, which won the Traditional Moko Jumbie category of the National Carnival Commission's competition held at Victoria Square, in the capital Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 13, 2015....more

Sheldon Best is seen in his costume Once In A Blue Moon, which won the Traditional Moko Jumbie category of the National Carnival Commission's competition held at Victoria Square, in the capital Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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A float with giant figures of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (L) and British musician Mick Jagger is paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade in Nice, France, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A float with giant figures of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (L) and British musician Mick Jagger is paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade in Nice, France, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A float with giant figures of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (L) and British musician Mick Jagger is paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade in Nice, France, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Dancers attend the Carnival parade in Nice, France February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Dancers attend the Carnival parade in Nice, France February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Dancers attend the Carnival parade in Nice, France February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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People wait for the start of the Carnival parade in Gijon, northern Spain, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People wait for the start of the Carnival parade in Gijon, northern Spain, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

People wait for the start of the Carnival parade in Gijon, northern Spain, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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Children dressed as Pierrot dance around flares during the Rondeau at the Carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Children dressed as Pierrot dance around flares during the Rondeau at the Carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Children dressed as Pierrot dance around flares during the Rondeau at the Carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Revelers wearing masks perform during a parade at the carnival festivities, in Podence, Portugal February 17, 2015. Revelers of Podence village wear masks as they run, dance and scare people in the streets of the village. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Revelers wearing masks perform during a parade at the carnival festivities, in Podence, Portugal February 17, 2015. Revelers of Podence village wear masks as they run, dance and scare people in the streets of the village. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Revelers wearing masks perform during a parade at the carnival festivities, in Podence, Portugal February 17, 2015. Revelers of Podence village wear masks as they run, dance and scare people in the streets of the village. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A reveler performs after covering himself with mud from the Redinha mangrove swamps as he celebrates Carnival at the annual block party known as Os Cao (The Dog) in Redinha in Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes

A reveler performs after covering himself with mud from the Redinha mangrove swamps as he celebrates Carnival at the annual block party known as Os Cao (The Dog) in Redinha in Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil, February 17, 2015....more

A reveler performs after covering himself with mud from the Redinha mangrove swamps as he celebrates Carnival at the annual block party known as Os Cao (The Dog) in Redinha in Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Nuno Guimaraes
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Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to the year 1530, is to exorcise the winter. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to...more

Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to the year 1530, is to exorcise the winter. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to the year 1530, is to exorcise the winter. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to...more

Revelers in traditional costumes and carnival masks parade through the village of Elzach in the Black Forest, Germany, February 15, 2015. The traditional Elzach Carnival parade with its fool character called Schuttig (ghastful) which dates back to the year 1530, is to exorcise the winter. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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A Gille of Binche throws an orange while taking part in the parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A Gille of Binche throws an orange while taking part in the parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A Gille of Binche throws an orange while taking part in the parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Carnival revelers dressed as Peliqueiros run along a street in Laza, Spain February 17, 2015. Peliqueiros, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Carnival revelers dressed as Peliqueiros run along a street in Laza, Spain February 17, 2015. Peliqueiros, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks. REUTERS/Miguel...more

Carnival revelers dressed as Peliqueiros run along a street in Laza, Spain February 17, 2015. Peliqueiros, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
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Gilles of Binche parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. Up to 1,000 Gilles parade in the city center of Binche, wearing a red, yellow and black medieval costume hung with bells and decorated with fluffy lace at the neck, wrists and ankles. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Gilles of Binche parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. Up to 1,000 Gilles parade in the city center of Binche, wearing a red, yellow and black medieval costume hung with bells and decorated with fluffy lace at the...more

Gilles of Binche parade during the carnival event in Binche, Belgium, February 17, 2015. Up to 1,000 Gilles parade in the city center of Binche, wearing a red, yellow and black medieval costume hung with bells and decorated with fluffy lace at the neck, wrists and ankles. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A person dressed as Ziripot, a traditional figure stuffed with straw, walks in front of a person dressed as Miel Otxin (seen behind with outstretched arms) alongside the Txatxos during carnival celebrations in the Navarran village of Lantz, Spain, February 16, 2015. The Ziripot's role as the strongest person in the village is to defeat the evil bandit Miel Otxin, while the Txatxos represent the population of Lanz. REUTERS/Vincent West

A person dressed as Ziripot, a traditional figure stuffed with straw, walks in front of a person dressed as Miel Otxin (seen behind with outstretched arms) alongside the Txatxos during carnival celebrations in the Navarran village of Lantz, Spain,...more

A person dressed as Ziripot, a traditional figure stuffed with straw, walks in front of a person dressed as Miel Otxin (seen behind with outstretched arms) alongside the Txatxos during carnival celebrations in the Navarran village of Lantz, Spain, February 16, 2015. The Ziripot's role as the strongest person in the village is to defeat the evil bandit Miel Otxin, while the Txatxos represent the population of Lanz. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Revelers participate in a flour fight during the O Entroido festival in Laza, Spain February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Revelers participate in a flour fight during the O Entroido festival in Laza, Spain February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Revelers participate in a flour fight during the O Entroido festival in Laza, Spain February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
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Carnival revelers wearing wooden masks walk as they parade during carnival festivities, in Lazarim, Portugal February 15, 2015. Men and women wear wooden masks carved by local carpenters as they parade along the streets running, dancing and scaring people. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Carnival revelers wearing wooden masks walk as they parade during carnival festivities, in Lazarim, Portugal February 15, 2015. Men and women wear wooden masks carved by local carpenters as they parade along the streets running, dancing and scaring...more

Carnival revelers wearing wooden masks walk as they parade during carnival festivities, in Lazarim, Portugal February 15, 2015. Men and women wear wooden masks carved by local carpenters as they parade along the streets running, dancing and scaring people. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in Ivrea, Italy February 15, 2015. Dressed up as Middle Age kings' guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt 'foot soldiers' with oranges as thousands of people gather to re-enact a Middle Age battle when the townsfolk of Ivrea overthrew an evil king. In a strange twist, instead of swords and cross bows, these days the weapons of choice are oranges. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in Ivrea, Italy February 15, 2015. Dressed up as Middle Age kings' guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt 'foot soldiers' with oranges as thousands...more

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in Ivrea, Italy February 15, 2015. Dressed up as Middle Age kings' guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt 'foot soldiers' with oranges as thousands of people gather to re-enact a Middle Age battle when the townsfolk of Ivrea overthrew an evil king. In a strange twist, instead of swords and cross bows, these days the weapons of choice are oranges. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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People cover a man with snow during a snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

People cover a man with snow during a snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

People cover a man with snow during a snow bath at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger
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A reveler dressed as a Diablo de Luzon (L) (Luzon Devil) sits next to others dressed as Mascaritas during carnival celebrations in Luzon, Spain February 14, 2015. The Diablos cover themselves in a mixture of soot and oil and adorn their heads with black stained bull horns as they parade throughout the village with cowbells clanging around their waist to expel the evil spirits. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A reveler dressed as a Diablo de Luzon (L) (Luzon Devil) sits next to others dressed as Mascaritas during carnival celebrations in Luzon, Spain February 14, 2015. The Diablos cover themselves in a mixture of soot and oil and adorn their heads with...more

A reveler dressed as a Diablo de Luzon (L) (Luzon Devil) sits next to others dressed as Mascaritas during carnival celebrations in Luzon, Spain February 14, 2015. The Diablos cover themselves in a mixture of soot and oil and adorn their heads with black stained bull horns as they parade throughout the village with cowbells clanging around their waist to expel the evil spirits. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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A girl jumps over the fire during the The Burial of the Sardine funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. Mourners carry a coffin with a mock sardine through the streets to celebrate the countdown to Lent. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A girl jumps over the fire during the The Burial of the Sardine funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. Mourners carry a coffin with a mock sardine through the streets to celebrate the...more

A girl jumps over the fire during the The Burial of the Sardine funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. Mourners carry a coffin with a mock sardine through the streets to celebrate the countdown to Lent. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Carnival revelers dressed up as mourners take part in the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Carnival revelers dressed up as mourners take part in the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Carnival revelers dressed up as mourners take part in the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid, Spain February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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People burn the Pust effigy at the end of the Pust carnival in Cerknica, Slovenia February 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

People burn the Pust effigy at the end of the Pust carnival in Cerknica, Slovenia February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

People burn the Pust effigy at the end of the Pust carnival in Cerknica, Slovenia February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
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