Top Mardi Gras carnivals around the world

Updated: Feb 09, 2013 13:02 IST

This year, 18 floats and 1,000 musicians and dancers from around the world will entertain the masses along the French Riviera to the overall theme of “King of the Five Continents,” which will give the seat of honor to the French-speaking world. Other perennial highlights for the French version of Carnival are the Flower Parades and the Parade of Lights. Photo: AFP / Valery Hache
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This year, 18 floats and 1,000 musicians and dancers from around the world will entertain the masses along the French Riviera to the overall theme of “King of the Five Continents,” which will give the seat of honor to the French-speaking world. Other perennial highlights for the French version of Carnival are the Flower Parades and the Parade of Lights. Photo: AFP / Valery Hache

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