Wednesday, January 30, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) watches a Carnival dancer perform as Carnival delegates from all over Germany look on on January 29, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel received the delegates at an annual ceremony at the Chancellery. Germany is in the midst of Carnival season, which ends with its highpoint between Rose Monday and Ash Wednesday in a tradition common in several countries in Europe and the Americas.
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