Mardi Gras 2012: Carnivals around the globe, in pictures
The world is in carnival mood, it seems. Across the globe revelers donned costumes and danced away the winter blues on the north hemisphere, or partied the summer heat away if they happened to be south of the equator. The burst of color and good cheer was impossible to pass up. Above, some of the colorful scenes from the carnivals world wide.