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Hungarians attend the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs, southern Hungary February 10, 2013. At the Buso Carnival, which lasts for six days, locals bury the winter and party before the start of lent. According to legend the masks helped locals scare away the Turks in the 16th century.

LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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Men light up fireworks as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in Shanghai February 9, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.

CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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Worshipers just after midnight at International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, B.C. February 9, 2013 where they pray with joss sticks (Incense Sticks) for a happy and prosperous New Year as Chinese around the world celebrate the year of the Snake.

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John Silver shovels snow between buried cars in front of his home on Third Street in South Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

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Hindu devotees walk across pontoon bridges as they leave after a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad, India , Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Led by heads of monasteries arriving on chariots and ash-smeared naked ascetics, millions of devout Hindus plunged into the frigid waters of the holy Ganges River in India on Sunday in a ritual that they believe will wash away their sins.

Manish Swarup/AP

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gestures before taking a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), during the ongoing "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad February 10, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims take a bracing plunge in India's sacred Ganges river to wash away lifetimes of sins, in an ever-growing religious gathering that is already the world's largest.

JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

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Members of the Pussyfooters Marching Club parade along with the Krewe of Toath along St. Charles Avenue during the weekend before Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana February 10, 2013. Mardi Gras day will be celebrated on Tuesday.

SEAN GARDNER/REUTERS

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Two-year-old Azlo, a Dogue de Bordeux, waits in the lobby for his room to be ready at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013.

CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in the shower of molten iron spewing firework-like sparks during a folk art performance to celebrate traditional Chinese Spring Festival at an amusement park in Beijing February 10, 2013. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begun on February 10 and marked the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.

KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A supporter of the Islah Party beats on a drum a day before celebrations to mark the second anniversary against the rule of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the village Hamedan, outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa, February 10, 2013.

MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/REUTERS

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Team Calgary competes during the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race on the St. Lawrence river in Quebec City, February 10, 2013.

MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS

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Worshipers just before midnight at International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, B.C. February 9, 2013 where they pray with joss sticks (Incense Sticks) for a happy and prosperous New Year as Chinese around the world celebrate the year of the Snake.

JOHN LEHMANN/JOHN LEHMANN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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People play a game of shinny in Toronto's east end on Sunday February 10, 2013.

Chris Young/The Globe and Mail

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A City of Boston snow machine operator informs a couple that they will need to shovel their car out all over again after he clears the snow from their unplowed street in Boston Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

Winslow Townson/AP

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A woman tries to stick a burnt out incense on the ground at Dafo Temple in the Lunar new year celebrations in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality early Sunday Feb. 10, 2013. Millions across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, marked with a week-long Spring Festival holiday.

AP

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Aleksander and Anna prepare to bathe their two month old son Viktor during an ice swimmer's festivity in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The temperature in St. Petersburg is around -3 C (27 F).

Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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