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Thousands Turn Out for Carnival Parades

Ptuj/Cerknica, 2 March - Thousands of people turned out for carnival parades around the country on Sunday in celebration of one of the most popular traditions that originates in pagan rites celebrating nature's rebirth.

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A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
A carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ptuj
The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The kurenti dominate the carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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PM Alenka Bratušek on hand for a carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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PM Alenka Bratušek on hand for a carnival parade in Ptuj.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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