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Fatal tragedy strikes Haiti Carnival parade

Fatal tragedy strikes Haiti Carnival parade

At least 12 killed during Haiti's national Carnival parade in an accident involving an electrical shock on a float
Crazy, sexy, muddy: Carnival's dirtiest party pics

Crazy, sexy, muddy: Carnival's dirtiest party pics

The annual mud bath known as J'ouvert at Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago has just ended -- we've got the pics
Happy birthday? North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il's legacy

Happy birthday? North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il's legacy

To mark the birth of late dictator Kim Jong Il, North Korea will stage a military parade, patriotic chants, dance exhibitions and other activities in Pyongyang
Worldwide party season officially begins: Here's proof!

Worldwide party season officially begins: Here's proof!

Carnival is a circus-like celebration that traditionally occurs in the weeks leading up to Lent around the world
Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Impressive. Most Impressive: Sapporo Snow Fest turns to dark side

Built by troops from the country's Self-Defense Forces, a massive Darth Vader snow sculpture is stealing the show at the Japanese festival
Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date

Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date

Thousands of lonely souls have registered to win an overseas blind date from Jetstar Airways
11 of the world's coolest themed runs

11 of the world's coolest themed runs

Finally, a chance to dress up as a super hero, coat yourself in neon or find out whether wine has an impact on your endurance
Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

Glittering flowers in winter: Japan’s biggest light show returns

A hot springs resort turns into a flower park in Japan’s most extravagant light display each winter
Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Show goes on as defiant Paris opens glitzy new Philharmonic

Just days after deadly attacks, French capital remembers victims at opening of prestigious new music venue
Celebrating Elvis at Denmark’s King-size Graceland

Celebrating Elvis at Denmark’s King-size Graceland

Giant Scandinavian replica feeds fans’ Elvis hunger with memorabilia and peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwiches
Brisbane: A guide to one of the world's most livable cities

Brisbane: A guide to one of the world's most livable cities

Australia's third-largest city is emerging from the shadows of Melbourne and Sydney