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Thousands Gather in Ptuj for Carnival Procession

Ptuj, 14 February - Carnival festivities culminated on Sunday in Ptuj (NE) with an international procession featuring a record 3,000 people in masks which has attracted as many as 60,000 visitors to the oldest town in Slovenia.

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A carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
A carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
A carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Transport Minister Patrick Vlacic (left), Interior Minister Katarina Kresal and Local Government and Regional Development Minister Henrik Gjerkes at the carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
A carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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Traditional costume "the kurenti" dancing in the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival procession in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
A carnival procession at the the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

Ptuj
Traditional costume "the kurenti" dancing in the 50th "Kurentovanje" international carnival festival in Ptuj.
Photo: Gregor Mlakar/STA

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