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    • Men dressed in loincloths prepare to snatch a wooden stick called shingi tossed by the priest during a naked festival at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture Japan February 15, 2020. The person who grabs the wooden stick is considered the luckiest man of the year.
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    • Hindu holy men, or sadhus, sit beside the fire at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple a day ahead of the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal February 20, 2020.
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    Revellers take part in a street party during the annual 'Ceu Na Terra bloco', in the run-up to Rio's carnival, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 15, 2020.

    Spring is in the air and the number of festivals taking place all over the globe is on the rise.

    The world's biggest carnival takes place in Rio de Janeiro. It begins on 21 February and runs through to Wednesday and traditionally attracts millions of people. But many other street parties and events have taken place worldwide over the past seven days. 

    Among them, there were the Venice carnival, the 'Geisterzug' carnival procession in Cologne, which included a demonstration for a better climate; a naked festival at Saidaiji Temple in Japan's Okayama; and the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

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