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From poking fun at politics to burning coffins, photos of carnivals around the world

From dressing up as the devil and burning coffins to poking fun at politicians and sarcastic takes on corruption, these carnivals from around the world are every bit fascinating as they are colourful. Check out carnival celebrations this month in Haiti, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland.

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

From dressing up as the devil and burning coffins to poking fun at politicians and sarcastic takes on corruption, these carnivals from around the world are every bit fascinating as they are colourful. Check out carnival celebrations this month in Haiti, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland. 
People take pictures by statues of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin as sharks during Carnival celebrations in Torres Vedras, north of Lisbon, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The Torres Vedras Carnival is known for its satirical humour that pokes fun at politicians and public figures. (Source: AP)

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A float with sculptures of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parades through the street during Carnival celebrations in Torres Vedras, north of Lisbon, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A float with sculptures of soccer players Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, from left to right, parades through the street during Carnival celebrations in Torres Vedras, north of Lisbon, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A woman in costume stands next to street vendors outside the Sambadorme as Carnival celebrations wind down, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The world-famous two-day parade finished earlier on Tuesday with samba-schools also criticizing the country’s politicians amid a series of corruption scandals. (Source: AP)

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A reveller dressed as a devil, with his body smothered with mud and oil, sits on a coffin holding a skull during a Carnival parade through the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A reveller holds her mask during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

Dancers perform during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A dancer poses for a picture during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

"Momotxorro " takes part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Momotxorro, characters who seem to have been resurrected from a prehistoric ritual, come out onto the streets wearing horns and hiding their faces under headscarves and dressed in a white sheet stained with blood. (Source: AP)

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"Momotxorros " walk past along the field before to take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

Performers in costume pose for a picture before the start of a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

Revellers in costume perform during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A reveller holds his large mask during a Carnival parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

"Momotxorros " take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

"Momotxorros " take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

"Momotxorros " take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

"Momotxorros " take part in the carnival wearing typical carnival dress, in Alsasua, northern Spain, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A costumed figure throws a bread roll in the crowd, a carnival tradition known going back to the 17th century, renewed in the beginning of the 20th century in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

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Revellers wearing sheep fur costume lit a bonfire to burn a coffin, symbolizing winter, during the closing ceremony of the traditional carnival parade in Mohacs, 189 km south of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

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Revellers in costume ride a pedal-powered vehicle through the street during Carnival celebrations in Torres Vedras, north of Lisbon, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A costumed figure throws a bread roll in the crowd, a carnival tradition known going back to the 17th century, renewed in the beginning of the 20th century in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A member of the Beija Flor samba school drinks water from a cup after parading in the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)

Haiti Carnival, Spain Carnival, Portugal carnival, switzerland carnival, carnival photos, weird photos, international carnivals

A performer sits on the floor after parading in the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (Source: AP)