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Sydney celebrates Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Thousands of spectators packed into Sydney’s city centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 for the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Thousands of spectators packed into Sydney’s city centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 for the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

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Hungarians don monster masks to scare off winter

Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

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Rio Carnival: junior parade

Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.

Children in Rio de Janeiro took part in the junior Carnival parade competition on Tuesday.

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Another float accident blights Rio's carnival

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

At least 11 people have been injured after a float collapsed during Rio's world-famous Carnival Parade. It comes after a float belonging to the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school crashed on Sunday, injuri

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German Carnival makes fun of Trump and Erdogan

Revellers in Germany’s carnival strongholds of Cologne and Mainz celebrate Rose Monday, the highlight of the so- called fifth season.

Revellers in Germany’s carnival strongholds of Cologne and Mainz celebrate Rose Monday, the highlight of the so- called fifth season.

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France: Carnival in Dunkirk

Segolène Royal, the French environment minister, participated in traditional ‘herring throwning’, the main event at Dunkirk Carnival in northern France.

Segolène Royal, the French environment minister, participated in traditional ‘herring throwning’, the main event at Dunkirk Carnival in northern France.

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'Flight of the Angel' at Venice Carnival

Huge crowds have gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice (February 19) to witness one of the Italian city’s carnival highlights – ‘The Flight of the Angel’.

Huge crowds have gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice (February 19) to witness one of the Italian city’s carnival highlights – ‘The Flight of the Angel’.

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Venice Carnival wows thousands of revellers

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

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Troops sent to patrol Rio amid police strike threats

The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.

The Brazilian government has deployed the first of 9,000 soldiers onto the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city’s famous carnival later this month.

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Carnivals underway in Nice and Venice

The cities of Nice and Venice erupted into celebration as their annual carnivals got underway.

The cities of Nice and Venice erupted into celebration as their annual carnivals got underway.

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Venice Carnival begins in style

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

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Nice holds carnival amid tight security

Organisers wanted no repetition of the July terrorist massacre when Nice last had an open-air party, so the route was changed and security was extra-tight.

Organisers wanted no repetition of the July terrorist massacre when Nice last had an open-air party, so the route was changed and security was extra-tight.

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Moscow: baby strollers parade

The parade of baby strollers – a colorful festival, which is held since 2008, took place in Moscow Gorky Park this Saturday.

The parade of baby strollers – a colorful festival, which is held since 2008, took place in Moscow Gorky Park this Saturday.

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Flower Parade in italy

Tens of thousands of people have attended the annual Flower Parade in the Italian Rivera resort of San Remo. More than 300 florally decorated floats

Tens of thousands of people have attended the annual Flower Parade in the Italian Rivera resort of San Remo. More than 300 florally decorated floats

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Carnival comes to a close

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival

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Venice Carnival climax triggers tightened anti-terror surveillance

Security has been stepped up in Venice as Carnival celebrations reach their climax. Increased surveillance will surround Tuesday’s final day of

Security has been stepped up in Venice as Carnival celebrations reach their climax. Increased surveillance will surround Tuesday’s final day of

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Brazil carnival opens, amid growing Zika fears

The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the

The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the

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Cologne kicks over carnival season amid security fears

Cologne entered full party mode on Thursday as police stepped security following a series of robberies and sexual assaults on women over one month

Cologne entered full party mode on Thursday as police stepped security following a series of robberies and sexual assaults on women over one month

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Cologne Carnival celebrations to be closely monitored by police

It’s a time of celebration, with parties across the city. But this year’s Women’s Day Carnival in Cologne will take place under heightened security

It’s a time of celebration, with parties across the city. But this year’s Women’s Day Carnival in Cologne will take place under heightened security

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Germany: Swimming in icy waters!

Hardy Bavarian swimmers brave icy waters for their traditional Danube dip. Around 2,000 people take to the Danube for a wintry swim at the beginning

Hardy Bavarian swimmers brave icy waters for their traditional Danube dip. Around 2,000 people take to the Danube for a wintry swim at the beginning

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One of the world's oldest carnivals kicks off in Venice

It is carnival time in Venice. Revellers have been showing off their costumes as part of an annual event, which takes place in the run up to Lent

It is carnival time in Venice. Revellers have been showing off their costumes as part of an annual event, which takes place in the run up to Lent

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Germany gets ready for carnival season with stiffer security

Carnival season is about to kick off in Germany, a week-long festive binge to dispel the chills of winter, but this year preparations are tinged by

Carnival season is about to kick off in Germany, a week-long festive binge to dispel the chills of winter, but this year preparations are tinged by