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BY Annie Strother  February 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM EDT

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Carnival performers at the Rosenmontag parade Monday in Mainz, Germany. Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday, is the peak of the Carnival season in Germany and celebrated with costumes, parades and dancing. The holiday is commemorated in many German-speaking countries in Europe, but some of the liveliest ceremonies are in the Rhineland. Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images.