Venice’s annual Carnevale festivities kicked off once again this weekend, with a dramatic illuminated opening show on the Cannaregio canal on Saturday night and a colourful boat procession along the Grand Canal.

Masked revellers celebrate Venice's Carnevale.
Masked revellers celebrate Venice's Carnevale.

Revellers wearing masks and elaborate historical costumes filled the city’s streets and squares. Venice’s Carnevale continues until 9 February. Read more, and see the pictures: theguardian.com 

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