The eighteenth annual Carnival of Cultures whipped the German capital into a frenzy of colorful costumes and hot rhythms, with thousands of performers and spectators from all over the world.
The World Cup is back. Until now, DW's Tamsin Walker has skillfully managed to keep her distance. But this time around, the tournament has come dangerously close to home.
The former Duisburg mayor has denied any involvement in planning the 2010 Love Parade festival, in which 21 people were killed during a stampede. The ex-mayor is not among the six city officials facing criminal charges.
In times of growing nationalism and populism, the Karneval der Kulturen, an annual multicultural festival in Berlin, appears to be more necessary than ever. It has been celebrating tolerance and diversity since 1996.
Millions of revelers have braved cold winter weather to attend traditional carnival parades in Germany. The processions often take on a highly satirical note.
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