Photo Gallery Germany Goes Crazy at Rose Monday Parades

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across western and southern Germany to watch the annual Rose Monday processions, the highlight of the carnival season. The biggest parades in Cologne and Düsseldorf lived up to their reputation for bawdy satire, with one float featuring Chancellor Angela Merkel as a pig suckling Europe.
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