Carnival 2015 Around the World

Carnival season 2015 is underway across Europe and the Americas. These pre-Lent festivals, often a blend of local pagan and catholic traditions, usher out the winter and welcome in spring. The largest and most famous—the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—took place this weekend.  Gathered here are images of carnivals around the world, including images from Spain, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, France, and more.

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