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Carnival in the Caribbean

Curacao Carnival ladies parade in colorful costumes. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
A fire eater heats things up at Trinidad’s raucous Carnival celebration. (Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development)
Trinidad is the mecca for Carnival in the Caribbean. (Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development)
Curacao’s Willemstad is a capital city so picture-perfect, you’ll think you’ve landed on the movie set for a quaint Caribbean island.  (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
Trinidad’s Carnival is a colorful, riotous affair. (Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development)
One of the many floats in Curacao’s Carnival parades. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
Curacao’s Carnival queen. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
Visitors are welcome to watch performers practice in Port of Spain’s pan yards. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
A steel pan rehearsal in the pan yards of Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
Another colorful costume to brighten up Curacao’s kid-friendly celebration. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
Steel pan rehearsals in Port of Spain, Trinidad. (Andrea Guthmann / Chicago Tribune)
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