The Rose Monday Parade in Germany

The Rose Monday Parade in Germany

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COLOGNE, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 20: A carnival float showing president of the U.S. Barack Obama as comic hero figure 'Captain America' displaying U.S. financial crisis attends the Rose Monday parade on February 20, 2012 in Cologne, Germany. Rose Monday is the highpoint of the Carnival season, which traditionally runs from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, and is celebrated in cities throughout the Rhine region of western Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 21 at 4:52 PM

COLOGNE, Germany -- The Rose Monday Parade was held in Cologne, Germany on Feb. 20.

Rose Monday is the highpoint of the Carnival season, which traditionally runs from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, and is celebrated in cities throughout the Rhine region of western Germany.

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