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Carnival around the world

A carnival reveller swings around a long wooden stick during the traditional folklore "Narrensprung" (fools jump) procession on Rose Monday in the Black Forrest town of Rottweil in south-western Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt

A carnival reveller swings around a long wooden stick during the traditional folklore "Narrensprung" (fools jump) procession on Rose Monday in the Black Forrest town of Rottweil in south-western Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt

A carnival reveller swings around a long wooden stick during the traditional folklore "Narrensprung" (fools jump) procession on Rose Monday in the Black Forrest town of Rottweil in south-western Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt
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People dressed as Momotxorros, half bull, half man figures dressed in blood soaked sheepskins, take part in carnival celebrations in Alsasua, Spain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

People dressed as Momotxorros, half bull, half man figures dressed in blood soaked sheepskins, take part in carnival celebrations in Alsasua, Spain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

People dressed as Momotxorros, half bull, half man figures dressed in blood soaked sheepskins, take part in carnival celebrations in Alsasua, Spain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West
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A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Revellers strike each other with pig bladders on a street during carnival celebrations in the northwestern village of Xinzo de Limia, Spain February 13, 2018. The revellers are dressed as "Pantalla", in reference to ancient tax collectors, and pursues villagers through the streets ringing cowbells and striking them with pig bladders. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Revellers strike each other with pig bladders on a street during carnival celebrations in the northwestern village of Xinzo de Limia, Spain February 13, 2018. The revellers are dressed as "Pantalla", in reference to ancient tax collectors, and...more

Revellers strike each other with pig bladders on a street during carnival celebrations in the northwestern village of Xinzo de Limia, Spain February 13, 2018. The revellers are dressed as "Pantalla", in reference to ancient tax collectors, and pursues villagers through the streets ringing cowbells and striking them with pig bladders. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from Mocidade samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller from Mocidade samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller from Mocidade samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Carnival revellers ride down the Schiltach stream atop their float during the 'Bach na fahre' (race down the stream) raft contest on Rose Monday in the south-western Black Forest town of Schramberg, Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt

Carnival revellers ride down the Schiltach stream atop their float during the 'Bach na fahre' (race down the stream) raft contest on Rose Monday in the south-western Black Forest town of Schramberg, Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt

Carnival revellers ride down the Schiltach stream atop their float during the 'Bach na fahre' (race down the stream) raft contest on Rose Monday in the south-western Black Forest town of Schramberg, Germany, February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Steffen Schmidt
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A member of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group performs during carnival festivities in Curuca, in the State of Para, Brazil February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A member of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group performs during carnival festivities in Curuca, in the State of Para, Brazil February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A member of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group performs during carnival festivities in Curuca, in the State of Para, Brazil February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A reveller eats fire as he parades along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller eats fire as he parades along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller eats fire as he parades along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Revellers participate in a flour fight during the "O Entroido" festival in Laza village, Spain February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Revellers participate in a flour fight during the "O Entroido" festival in Laza village, Spain February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Revellers participate in a flour fight during the "O Entroido" festival in Laza village, Spain February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
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A reveller parades in a costume made of papier-mache along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller parades in a costume made of papier-mache along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller parades in a costume made of papier-mache along a street at the National Carnival in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A reveller wears a mask during the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, Hungary, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A reveller wears a mask during the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, Hungary, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A reveller wears a mask during the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, Hungary, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in the village of Laza, Spain February 11, 2018. "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 February 11, 2018. "Peliqueiros", or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their...more

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in the village of Laza, Spain February 11, 2018. "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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A member of Morenada group dances at the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia, February 10, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado

A member of Morenada group dances at the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia, February 10, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado

A member of Morenada group dances at the carnival parade in Oruro, Bolivia, February 10, 2018. REUTERS/David Mercado
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Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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Revellers covered in mud parade along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers covered in mud parade along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Revellers covered in mud parade along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Women take part in an annual block party known as "Banda do Candinho e Mulatas" (Candinho Band and Mulatto Women), during carnival festivities at Bixiga neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Women take part in an annual block party known as "Banda do Candinho e Mulatas" (Candinho Band and Mulatto Women), during carnival festivities at Bixiga neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Women take part in an annual block party known as "Banda do Candinho e Mulatas" (Candinho Band and Mulatto Women), during carnival festivities at Bixiga neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A reveller dances as he parades along a street at the Carnival of Jacmel, Haiti, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A reveller dresses in a leaf costume during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018, alongside bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak who perform a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

A reveller dresses in a leaf costume during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018, alongside bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak who perform a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring....more

A reveller dresses in a leaf costume during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018, alongside bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak who perform a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Carnival revellers pose as they celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers pose as they celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers pose as they celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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A carnival reveller walks with a kid during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A carnival reveller walks with a kid during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

A carnival reveller walks with a kid during "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Carnival revellers celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) in Cologne, Germany February 8, 2018, marking the start of a week of street festivals with the highlight "Rosenmontag", Rose Monday processions. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
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Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

A woman dressed as an "angel" descends on Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, Italy, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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Masked revellers pose during the Carnival in Venice, Italy January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Masked revellers pose during the Carnival in Venice, Italy January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Masked revellers pose during the Carnival in Venice, Italy January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
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Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak cross a bridge while performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring, during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

Bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak cross a bridge while performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring, during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West

Bell-wearing dancers known as Joaldunak cross a bridge while performing a ritual dance to ward off evil spirits and awaken the coming spring, during carnival celebrations in Ituren, northern Spain January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Revellers stand at the window of a house during the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers stand at the window of a house during the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers stand at the window of a house during the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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