2015 Annual Carnival in Venice, Italy

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A reveller poses on a gondola in a Venice canal near St. Mark’s square February 7, 2015. The Venetian carnival started on January 31 and runs until February 17, forty days before Easter celebrations. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A reveller poses on a gondola in a Venice canal near St. Mark’s square February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A reveller poses on a gondola in a Venice canal near St. Mark’s square February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A reveller poses on a gondola in a Venice canal near St. Mark’s square February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in St. Mark’s square during the Carnival in Venice, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in St. Mark’s square during the Carnival in Venice February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in St. Mark’s square during the Carnival in Venice, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in St. Mark’s square during the Carnival in Venice, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers kiss as they pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers are silhouetted as they pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Revellers pose in front of St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Revellers inside the Caffe Florian coffee shop in Saint Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers ride a gondola during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers have their picture taken in St. Mark’s Square during the Venice Carnival, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark square during carnival, in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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The traditional Columbine descends from Saint Mark’s tower bell on an iron cable during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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The traditional Columbine descends from Saint Mark’s tower bell on an iron cable during the Venetian Carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Revellers pose in Saint Mark square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers have their picture taken in Saint Mark Square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in Saint Mark square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of Saint Mark square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in Saint Mark square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in Saint Mark square during carnival in Venice February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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The traditional Columbine descends from Saint Mark’s tower bell on an iron cable during the Venetian Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in front of Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses in front of Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. The carnival runs until February 17. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose in front of St. Mark square during carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A masked reveller poses at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. The carnival runs until February 17. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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Masked revellers pose at Saint Mark’s square during Carnival in Venice, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

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A dressed-up carnival reveller poses on the dock at San Marco Square during the second day of Carnival in San Marco Square, in Venice, Italy, February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea Merola/EPA)

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