Whether in South America or in Europe, people celebrate Carnival around the globe. Merrymakers dance in traditional costumes and enjoy a variety of customs.
It's a musical style that's compelling and melancholic, poetic and political: On Sunday, Brazil celebrates the 100-year success story of samba. DW looks back at the heartbeat of a nation.
Cologne and Rio, twinned cities for five years, will be in the spotlight as they celebrate Carnival this week. Despite the New Year's Eve attacks in Germany and Zika in Brazil, both cities want the show to go on.
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