The Annual Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago

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Ryan Sooknanan portraying “Phoenix” performs in the Junior Carnival King competition put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, February 13, 2015. Picture taken February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Roland St George portrays “Ahtwaje”, a depiction of a gamecock fighting a snake, which won him the King of Carnival title at the finals of the Kings and Queens show organised by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Ravi Lakhan as “The Emperor” performs at the King of Carnival show organised by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Sheldon Best is seen in his costume “Once In A Blue Moon”, which won the Traditional Moko Jumbie category of the National Carnival Commission’s competition held at Victoria Square, in the captal Port-of-Spain, February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the Kaisokah Moko Jumbies perform with fire on the waterfront near their San Fernando, Trinidad base February 10, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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A member of the Kaisokah Moko Jumbies dances in his costume on the waterfront near their San Fernando, Trinidad base on February 10, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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A member of the Kaisokha Moko Jumbies straps on his stilts while sitting on a wall of the San Fernando based cultural group in Trinidad on February 9, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the Keylemanjahro School of Art and Culture practise dancing moves on stilts in the base yard at Harding Place, Cocorite, just West of the capital of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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The members of the Keylemanjahro School of Art and Culture gather in a circle for a group photo at their base yard in Harding Place, Cocorite, just West of the capital Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Keylemanjahro founder, Glenn “Dragon” De Souza, teaches a young stilt walker, Mojah Harding, how to maintain his balance as he walks on stilts in the yard at Harding Place, Cocorite, just West of the capital of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the Keylemanjahro School of Art and Culture listen to instructions from one of their trainers as they practise walking on stilts in the base yard at Harding Place, Cocorite, just West of the capital of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Kaisokah Moko Jumbies cultural group founder Junior Bisnath (L) teaches young members of his group how to make the stilts they will use in their performing routines in the workshop of his San Fernando home, which is used as a base for the group, February 9, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the Keylemanjahro School of Art and Culture sit on a brick wall as they strap on their stilts, prior to a practise sessions in the base yard at Harding Place, Cocorite, just West of the capital of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on February 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture practise walking on stilts to parade as Moko Jumbies in their base yard at Cocorite, just west of the capital Port-of-Spain, on February 12, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Raymond Mark as “Andrus Warrior King And His Protector” performs at the King of Carnival show put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Fernando Marchan portraying “Zatog, The Invincible” performs at the King of Carnival show put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Fareid Carvalho portraying “Death Desolation Despair-Keeper Of Souls” performs at the King of Carnival show put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Wade Madray portraying “I Orgi Tou Poseidona (The Wrath Of Poseidon)” performs at the King of Carnival show put on by the National Carnival Commission at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on February 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Confetti falls as members of the Massy Trinidad All Stars steelband play “Unquestionable” to win the large band category during the National Panorama finals held by the governing body Pan Trinbago at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain February 15, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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Members of the T&TEC Tropical Angel harps steelband play “Pan For Beethoven” in the large band category during the National Panorama finals held by the governing body Pan Trinbago at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain February 15, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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A member of the Republic Bank Exodus steelband plays “De Puna Band” in the large band category during the National Panorama finals held by the governing body Pan Trinbago at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain February 15, 2015. (Photo by Andrea De Silva/Reuters)

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