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One of the world's oldest carnivals kicks off in Venice

Revellers wearing elaborate masks and costumes take over the water city as they celebrate the 2016 edition of one of the world's oldest carnivals.

One of the world's oldest carnivals kicks off in Venice
A costumed reveller poses at St Mark's square during the Venice Carnival on February 8, 2015 in Venice. The 2015 edition of the Venice carnival is untitled 'The world's most delicious festival' and runs until February 17th. (AFP/Getty Images)

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