Carnival in Mainz, Germany

Carnival performers smile during the Rose Monday parade on February 20, 2012 in Mainz, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000003" title="Germany" href="/topic/international/germany-PLGEO000003.topic">Germany</a>. Rose Monday is the highpoint of the Carnival season, which traditionally runs from Epiphany until <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES0000048" title="Ash Wednesday" href="/topic/religion-belief/religious-festivals/ash-wednesday-EVFES0000048.topic">Ash Wednesday</a>, and is celebrated in cities throughout the Rhine region of western Germany.

( Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images / February 20, 2012 )

Carnival performers smile during the Rose Monday parade on February 20, 2012 in Mainz, Germany. Rose Monday is the highpoint of the Carnival season, which traditionally runs from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, and is celebrated in cities throughout the Rhine region of western Germany.

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