Dance, music and masquerade

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The Hoppeditz, a symbol for carnival, greets hundreds of fools in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo)

The Hoppeditz, a symbol for carnival, greets hundreds of fools in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo)

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Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

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Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

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Fools celebrate in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf after the symbolic awakening of the Hoppeditz, the symbol for carnival. (AP Photo)

Fools celebrate in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf after the symbolic awakening of the Hoppeditz, the symbol for carnival. (AP Photo)

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Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

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Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

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Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

Masqueraded revellers celebrate the start of the carnival season in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (AFP Photo)

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A carnival reveller celebrates the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany, people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

A carnival reveller celebrates the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany, people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

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Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

Carnival revellers celebrate the start of the carnival in Cologne. In many parts of Germany people marked the official start of Carnival. (Reuters Photo)

UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2013 10:17 PM IST
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