Duesseldorf, Germany

A float featuring Iranian <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PERLL001899" title="Mahmoud Ahmadinejad" href="/topic/politics/government/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-PERLL001899.topic">President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad</a> lighting a stick of dynamite reading "Atomic program" makes its way through the streets of Duesseldorf during the traditional Rose Monday parade. Carnival goers mainly in the Rhine region traditionally celebrate the highlight procession on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). The season ends with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000048" title="Ash Wednesday" href="/topic/religion-belief/religious-festivals/ash-wednesday-EVFES0000048.topic">Ash Wednesday</a> on February 22, 2012.

( Getty Images / February 20, 2012 )

A float featuring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lighting a stick of dynamite reading "Atomic program" makes its way through the streets of Duesseldorf during the traditional Rose Monday parade. Carnival goers mainly in the Rhine region traditionally celebrate the highlight procession on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday). The season ends with Ash Wednesday on February 22, 2012.

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