Carnivals in Europe
• Carnivals in Europe
In Europe, the season of carnivals. festive atmosphere, joy, smiles in the photo galleries.
The men, dressed in traditional costumes, masks and bells, dancing during Carnival in Mittenwald, southern Germany.
Costumed fans celebrate carnival in front of the cathedral in Cologne, Germany.
Soraya Rodriguez, who was elected Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz in 2013, is involved in the presentation of the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.
Lee Giovanna Alfonso wipes away a tear after the election of her Queen of Carnival of Las Palmas in 2013 during a gala performance, which took place in the park Santa Catalina in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
The costumed audience posing next to the gondola during Carnival in Venice.
contender for the title of Queen of Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2013 participates in the representation in elaborate costumes.
Traditionally dressed walking posing in Venice.
A man, dressed as a "Momotxorro" in costumes made from the bones and skin of sheep, is going to participate in the Carnival in the Basque village of Zubieta.
Walking in costume posing on Saint Mark's Square during the Carnival of Venice.
Walking with a mask using a mobile phone in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Christina Vega poses after her third elected honorary vice-queen at the carnival of Las Palmas in 2013.
contender for the title of Queen of Carnival in Santa Cruz in 2013 stands on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.
Two dogs participating Gran Canaria canine carnival in Las Palmas.
Actor French group Ilotopie performs during the parade as part of the opening ceremony of the Venetian carnival.
The traditional mummers walk with lanterns in Constance, southern Germany.
Carnival reveler in a traditional mask posing near the gondolas in Venice.
Young Dzhoaldunak takes part in a parade in Zubieta, in northern Spain.
March Finotto acts as a traditional angel at the official opening of the Venice Carnival 2013.
Carnival party in front of the town hall in Düsseldorf, Germany.
dilauryl Marco and his wife Nadia posing near the bridge of Sighs in Venice carnival. 43-year-old Marco is a tax collector during the day, but his real passion is the creation of masks and costumes for the carnival.
Two spectators dressed as the characters of Sesame Street, celebrating the beginning of the season carnivals in Mainz, Germany.
Paula Miranda responds to the fact that she was elected as the first honorary Queen in the park Santa Catalina in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
Two Chihuahuas sitting in the layout of the nacelle during canine carnival Las Palmas.
The dancer, known as mummers, performs a ritual dance in Pernik, near Sofia, the Bulgarian capital.
People on the balcony throwing confetti when the statue of St. Paul, the patron saint of Malta, moved across the street in Valletta.
A participant performs during the competition for the title of Queen of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands.