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Germany's famed Rose Monday carnival marked by low-key celebrations of tradition, resilience
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Germany's famed Rose Monday carnival marked by low-key celebrations of tradition, resilience

Because of the coronavirus pandemic the traditional 'Rosenmontag' carnival parade are canceled but eight floats are pulled through the empty streets in Duesseldorf, where normally hundreds of thousands of people would celebrate the street carnival.

With street parties banned due to coronavirus pandemic, Brazil's iconic Carnival goes online
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With street parties banned due to coronavirus pandemic, Brazil's iconic Carnival goes online

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Rio to shut down its famed festival and threaten legal action against those who defy the ban to party.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Multiplex Association of India urges actors, producers to hold films for theatrical release after cinemas reopen
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Multiplex Association of India urges actors, producers to hold films for theatrical release after cinemas reopen

The Multiplex Association of India had previously appealed to landlords across the country to waive off rent and common area maintenance (CAM) for all the multiplex operators during the period of the current nation-wide lockdown.

Dozens, including children, injured in Germany's Volkmarsen after car plows into Carnival parade; driver arrested
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Dozens, including children, injured in Germany's Volkmarsen after car plows into Carnival parade; driver arrested

A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring dozens of people including children, said police

Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident
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Haiti cancels last day of Carnival after 16 die in float accident

At least 16 people were killed early Tuesday in the Haitian capital after a man on top of a musical group’s Carnival float was shocked by high-voltage wires above the street, setting off a panic in which dozens of people were trampled, officials said.

Photos: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival reaches grand finale
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Photos: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival reaches grand finale

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome.

'Mud carnival' in Paraty Brazil suspended after gunman opens fire in city
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'Mud carnival' in Paraty Brazil suspended after gunman opens fire in city

In Paraty's Carinval, revelers throw themselves into mud deposits, emerging totally covered in sludge. They dance on the beach amid cavemen chants of "uga, uga."

Goa's rogue taxis: Can they be reined in?
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Goa's rogue taxis: Can they be reined in?

The Joshi family from Pune had only heard about the Goa carnival. But when they actually came to Goa last week to see one, all they animatedly discussed during the colourful parade was the Rs. 2,000 they paid the cabbie for the ride from Calangute to Panaji - just 18 km.

New pope to face cultural shift in Latin America
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New pope to face cultural shift in Latin America

As throngs of costumed revelers celebrated Brazil's Carnival festivities on Monday, a trickle of decidedly more sober people entered Nossa Senhora da Paz, a Catholic church two blocks from a packed beach in Rio de Janeiro.

After deadly fire, questions raised over Brazil's preparedness for Carnival
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After deadly fire, questions raised over Brazil's preparedness for Carnival

Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raising questions about the safety of those who will pack party spaces across the nation.

Images: Venice dresses up for Carnival
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Images: Venice dresses up for Carnival

The traditional Venice carnival – Carnevale di Venezia 2012 – commenced on 5 February. This 10-day event attracts thousands of tourists. Festivities, according to tradition began at San Marco Square, at the Wine Fountain, where wine pours instead of water.