Photo Gallery: Germans Go Nuts at Carnival 02/20/2012
 The carnival processions in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz are famous for their...
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The carnival processions in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz are famous for their satirical floats as Germany's Catholic regions celebrate the country's version of Mardi Gras. This one in Düsseldorf purports to illustrate the close political relationship between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel.