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    Dogs wearing carnival costume take part in the animals' carnival, in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 3, 2013.
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    Fools celebrate the beginning of the street carnival in Cologne, western Germany on Feb. 7, 2013, as the hot carnival season was launched. Hundreds of thousands of Germans, mainly in the western Rhine region, crowd the streets to celebrate Women's Carnival Day.
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    Members of a carnival band join the carnival parade in the historic center of Lucerne, Switzerland on Feb. 7, 2013.
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    A disguised reveler takes part in the carnival parade in the historic center of Lucerne, Switzerland on Feb. 7, 2013.
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    Mittenwalder "Schellenruehrer" with cowbells, masked, and in traditional outfit, dance during a carnival parade in Mittenwald, southern Germany on Feb. 7, 2013.
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    Fools standing in front of Cologne's landmark, the Cathedral, celebrate the beginning of the street carnival in Cologne, western Germany on Feb. 7, 2013, as the hot carnival season was launched. Hundreds of thousands of Germans, mainly in the western Rhine region, crowd the streets to celebrate Women's Carnival Day.
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    A group of people dressed in costume poses in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival 2013 on Feb. 4, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The 2013 Carnival of Venice runs from Jan. 26 - Feb. 12 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events.
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    A couple wearing Carnival Costumes poses in Saint Mark's Square underneath the Doge Palace on Feb. 7, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The 2013 Carnival of Venice runs from Jan. 26 - Feb. 12 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events.
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    A woman dressed in costume poses in front of Gondolas in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival 2013 on Feb. 4, 2013 in Venice, Italy. The 2013 Carnival of Venice runs from Jan. 26 - Feb. 12 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events.
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    A nominee for queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival performs in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on Feb. 6, 2013.
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    Indigenous women in traditional attires dance at the beginning of the Andean Carnival in Oruro, Bolivia, on Feb. 7, 2013.
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    A group of revelers dress in white scarves, suits and masks to represent the corruption of judges in Haiti's legal system during a parade marking Carnival celebrations in Jacmel, Haiti on Feb. 3, 2013. The country's carnival celebration begins each year in this town on the southern coast is typically followed a week later by a big street party in Haiti's capital.
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    A Portela samba school member works on a float on Feb. 6, 2013, during preparations ahead of the traditional Rio de Janeiro samba school parade next Feb. 10 and 11.
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    A Grande Rio samba school float is seen on Feb. 6, 2013, during preparations ahead of the traditional Rio de Janeiro samba school parade scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11, 2013.
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    View during preparations for Carnival 2013 on Feb. 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    View during preparations for Carnival 2013 on Feb. 06, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    A man works during preparations for Carnival 2013 on Feb. 6, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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    A Members of Samba School Academicos do Tatuape poses during the technical rehearsal in the preparations for Carnival 2013 at the Anhembi Sambadrome on Feb. 2, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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    In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2013, "passista," or samba dancer Diana Prado performs in a carnival parade at central station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A call center supervisor by day the 27-year-old's double life is split down the middle, between the glitz and glam, feathers and body paint of Carnival and the workaday office reality of head-sets and cubicles.
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