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Prague holds its annual carnival

AFP

Published : Feb 14, 2018, 10:24 am IST
Updated : Feb 21, 2018, 4:28 pm IST
The 'Masopust' - or Carnival - in Prague's Zizkov quarter always takes place towards the end of winter. (Photo: AFP)
The 'Masopust' - or Carnival - in Prague's Zizkov quarter always takes place towards the end of winter. (Photo: AFP)
A carnival float depicting a devil is pictured during the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. Masopust traditionally occurs before Lent and Ash Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)
 A carnival float depicting a devil is pictured during the traditional
A maked-up woman participates at the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018, in Prague. Masopust roughly translates to “meat fast". It used to traditionally be the last chance to eat and drink in excess before Lent. However, with many atheists living in the region, not many follow this rule.(Photo: AFP)
 A maked-up woman participates at the traditional
A carnival float depicting a black cat is pictured during the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. People dress up in costumes and masks for the annual carnival which is becoming increasingly popular.(Photo: AFP)
A carnival float depicting a black cat is pictured during the traditional
A woman holds a dog with an unicorn during the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018, in Prague. While many celebrations are held around Prague, it is Zizkov where the main festivities are held. (Photo: AFP)
A woman holds a dog with an unicorn during the traditional
A dressed-up child waits for the start of the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018, in Prague. The parade includes stilt walkers, masked performers and lot of people joining in on the fun. (Photo: AFP)
A dressed-up child waits for the start of the traditional
Two men with a cat costume wait for the start of the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018, in Prague. There are also concerts and many events to attend. (Photo: AFP)
 Two men with a cat costume wait for the start of the traditional
A dressed-up woman participates at the traditional "Zizkov Carnival" festival on February 13, 2018, in Prague. (Photo: AFP)
A dressed-up woman participates at the traditional

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