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Sweet 16,000 The weird and wonderful of the Lucerne carnival

The narrow cobbled alleys of Lucerne burst into life at 5am on so-called Dirty Thursday, with around 16,000 revellers and onlookers – many of them in masked costumes – celebrating the start of Fasnacht, or carnival. (Keystone, Urs Flüeler)

A look at some of the action from this year's parade.

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