Germany’s Rose Monday Parade

Here’s a glimpse into Germany’s traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the city of Duesseldorf. Revelers took to the streets with papier-mache dummies mocking politicians and satirical messages on social issues, marching down the lanes of Germany.

A carnival float with papier-mache depicting German Social democratic Party (SPD) top candidate for Germany's upcoming general elections, Peer Steinbrueck as stone falling on a SPD voter is pictured at the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Reuters)

A carnival float with papier-mache depicts former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi standing behind a bull at the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Reuters)

Carnival revellers pose in front of a carnival float with papier-mache showing a Greek man painting a moustache on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Reuters)

A carnival float with papier-mache showing Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit decapitated by an airplane bearing the sign of the new airport still under construction in Berlin, is pictured at the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Reuters)

A carnival float with papier-mache depicting parliamentary faction leader Rainer Bruederle is pictured at the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf. (Reuters)

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