[Cottbus, Germany; February 14. Image via Getty]

A group of dancers pose for a photo during a carnival parade in the eastern German city of Cottbus on February 14, 2010. Carnival is a tradition stemming from Catholic regions in the west and south of Germany, but it has increasingly been adopted by cities in the north and east. AFP PHOTO DDP / MICHAEL URBAN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)