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Carnival around the world

Participant Ikaro performs in a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Participant Ikaro performs in a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Participant Ikaro performs in a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt gestures while participating in the carnival celebrations in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt gestures while participating in the carnival celebrations in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt gestures while participating in the carnival celebrations in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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A reveler carrying two skulls parades along a street at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveler carrying two skulls parades along a street at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveler carrying two skulls parades along a street at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Revellers take part in a traditional event marking the last day of the carnival season called "Kusaki", a folk party and a re-enactment showing the "defeat of Death" where all roles are played by males, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday in the village of Jedlinsk near Radom, Poland. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Revellers take part in a traditional event marking the last day of the carnival season called "Kusaki", a folk party and a re-enactment showing the "defeat of Death" where all roles are played by males, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday in the...more

Revellers take part in a traditional event marking the last day of the carnival season called "Kusaki", a folk party and a re-enactment showing the "defeat of Death" where all roles are played by males, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday in the village of Jedlinsk near Radom, Poland. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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Revellers participate in a carnival celebration in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Revellers participate in a carnival celebration in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Revellers participate in a carnival celebration in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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Participant Drag Sethlas celebrates winning a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Participant Drag Sethlas celebrates winning a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez

Participant Drag Sethlas celebrates winning a drag queen competition during carnival festivities in Las Palmas, on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
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Revellers await the start of the parade at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers await the start of the parade at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers await the start of the parade at the Carnival of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A young reveller participates in the annual Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society's Children's Carnival Competition at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

A young reveller participates in the annual Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society's Children's Carnival Competition at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

A young reveller participates in the annual Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society's Children's Carnival Competition at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in the village of Laza, Spain. "Peliqueiros", or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in the village of Laza, Spain. "Peliqueiros", or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks....more

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in the village of Laza, Spain. "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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Masked revellers take part in a spontaneous carnival characterised by improvisation, satire and the macabre, in the village of Ghaxaq, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Masked revellers take part in a spontaneous carnival characterised by improvisation, satire and the macabre, in the village of Ghaxaq, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Masked revellers take part in a spontaneous carnival characterised by improvisation, satire and the macabre, in the village of Ghaxaq, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Members of Diablada group perform during the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado

Members of Diablada group perform during the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado

Members of Diablada group perform during the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Townswomen dressed as Lamia, Basque mythological creatures, sing and dance in the Basque coastal town of Mundaka, northern Spain, on Carnival Sunday. REUTERS/Vincent West

Townswomen dressed as Lamia, Basque mythological creatures, sing and dance in the Basque coastal town of Mundaka, northern Spain, on Carnival Sunday. REUTERS/Vincent West

Townswomen dressed as Lamia, Basque mythological creatures, sing and dance in the Basque coastal town of Mundaka, northern Spain, on Carnival Sunday. REUTERS/Vincent West
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A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A member of a rival team is hit by an orange during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Members of a rival team are hit by oranges during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Members of a rival team are hit by oranges during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Members of a rival team are hit by oranges during an annual carnival orange battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Revellers, dressed as "Diablos de Luzon" (Luzon Devils), and others dressed as "Mascaritas" speak during carnival celebrations in the village of Luzon, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Revellers, dressed as "Diablos de Luzon" (Luzon Devils), and others dressed as "Mascaritas" speak during carnival celebrations in the village of Luzon, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Revellers, dressed as "Diablos de Luzon" (Luzon Devils), and others dressed as "Mascaritas" speak during carnival celebrations in the village of Luzon, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Fugures of former French Prim Minister Francois Fillon (L), member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen (C) and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) are paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade of the 133rd carnival, the first major event since the city was attacked during Bastille Day celebrations last year in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Fugures of former French Prim Minister Francois Fillon (L), member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen (C) and former French President Nicolas...more

Fugures of former French Prim Minister Francois Fillon (L), member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre-right, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen (C) and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) are paraded through the crowd during the Carnival parade of the 133rd carnival, the first major event since the city was attacked during Bastille Day celebrations last year in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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A papier mache caricature depicting President Donald Trump is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

A papier mache caricature depicting President Donald Trump is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

A papier mache caricature depicting President Donald Trump is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, Germany. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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People set a mock wall, with the writing "The wall," on fire during carnival celebrations in Veracruz, Mexico. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos

People set a mock wall, with the writing "The wall," on fire during carnival celebrations in Veracruz, Mexico. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos

People set a mock wall, with the writing "The wall," on fire during carnival celebrations in Veracruz, Mexico. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos
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Revellers take part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are pictured during...more

Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Revellers wearing papier mache masks take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers wearing papier mache masks take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers wearing papier mache masks take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers take part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers take part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers in costumes representing characters of the movie "Avatar" take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers in costumes representing characters of the movie "Avatar" take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers in costumes representing characters of the movie "Avatar" take part in the parade during the celebration of the Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A reveller scares a boy during the Carnival parade in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller scares a boy during the Carnival parade in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller scares a boy during the Carnival parade in Jacmel, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A reveller takes part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party Cordao de Boitata during pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers pose in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Revellers pose in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Revellers pose in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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A reveller poses next to the Rialto Bridge during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A reveller poses next to the Rialto Bridge during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A reveller poses next to the Rialto Bridge during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Revellers dance as they take part in the annual "Marry me" carnival block parade in the main street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers dance as they take part in the annual "Marry me" carnival block parade in the main street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers dance as they take part in the annual "Marry me" carnival block parade in the main street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Carnival revellers celebrate during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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A dog is seen wearing a gondolier cap and t-shirt in St. Mark's Square during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A dog is seen wearing a gondolier cap and t-shirt in St. Mark's Square during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A dog is seen wearing a gondolier cap and t-shirt in St. Mark's Square during the Carnival in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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A reveller takes part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller takes part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller takes part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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