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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

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Colours of Venice

A waterborne parade of boats carrying cloaked and masked Venetians began the first full day of carnival season on Sunday. The Venice Carnival is

A waterborne parade of boats carrying cloaked and masked Venetians began the first full day of carnival season on Sunday. The Venice Carnival is

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Venice awash with masks and costumes as carnival gets underway

Thousands of revelers have flocked to the Italian city of Venice for the start of one of the world’s oldest carnivals. Macheranda Grand Ball -> 07

Thousands of revelers have flocked to the Italian city of Venice for the start of one of the world’s oldest carnivals. Macheranda Grand Ball -> 07

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Spectacular start to Venice carnival season

Floating, illuminated structures and breathtaking light displays over the famed waterways of Venice marked the opening of the lagoon city’s annual

Floating, illuminated structures and breathtaking light displays over the famed waterways of Venice marked the opening of the lagoon city’s annual

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Venice carnival opens in burst of light

Venice carnival season has opened in a burst of light, with floating illuminations and light displays marking the start of the annual event

Venice carnival season has opened in a burst of light, with floating illuminations and light displays marking the start of the annual event

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Carnival time in Zimbabwe

Thousands came out on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital for the biggest party of the year – the annual Harare International Carnival. Sponsored by

Thousands came out on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital for the biggest party of the year – the annual Harare International Carnival. Sponsored by

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Carnival night procession illuminates the streets of Basel

The Basel Carnival kicked off on February 23, the first Monday following Ash Wednesday and will go on for three days of colourful festivities. The

The Basel Carnival kicked off on February 23, the first Monday following Ash Wednesday and will go on for three days of colourful festivities. The

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Rio slum dwellers protest over police violence

Residents of one of Brazil’s most dangerous slums launched a street protest on Monday against a recent increase in violence. They say that at least

Residents of one of Brazil’s most dangerous slums launched a street protest on Monday against a recent increase in violence. They say that at least

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Curtain comes down on Rio Carnival

It is big, bright, brash – and only in Brazil. The curtain came down on the iconic Rio Carnival on Sunday night with the traditional parade of

It is big, bright, brash – and only in Brazil. The curtain came down on the iconic Rio Carnival on Sunday night with the traditional parade of

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131st edition of Nice Carnival parade gets underway

After being postponed due to rain on Saturday, Nice Carnival’s opening parade eventually took place on Tuesday (February 17). The Nice Carnival is

After being postponed due to rain on Saturday, Nice Carnival’s opening parade eventually took place on Tuesday (February 17). The Nice Carnival is

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Chinese New Year celebrations underway

Millions of people across Asia are starting to celebrate the lunar New Year to welcome in the year of the sheep, although there is some arguments

Millions of people across Asia are starting to celebrate the lunar New Year to welcome in the year of the sheep, although there is some arguments

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Rio Carnival: samba schools dazzle crowds with spectacular parades

Carnival was in high gear in Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambadrome parade route Monday night as some of the city’s top samba schools marched in front of

Carnival was in high gear in Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambadrome parade route Monday night as some of the city’s top samba schools marched in front of

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Haiti declares three days of mourning after carnival tragedy

Thousands of mourners including Haiti’s President Michel Martelly have walked through the centre of Port-au-Prince in memory of the victims of an

Thousands of mourners including Haiti’s President Michel Martelly have walked through the centre of Port-au-Prince in memory of the victims of an