A large float crashed into revellers at Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations, injuring 20 people, eight of them so seriously that they had to be taken to hospital, the news portal O Globo reported on Monday.
US President Donald Trump, Brexit, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Germany's right-wing AfD party: Floats unveiled Tuesday for this year's Carnival parades in Cologne and Mainz once again turn to political satire to entertain revellers.
Some 4,500 children gathered in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Saturday for a children's carnival parade, with parents and other spectators cheering on the procession consisting of more than 60 groups.
Police said on Friday they have so far received a total of 224 complaints from people attending Germany's annual carnival in the western city of Cologne, which was the focus of mass sexual attacks and robberies against women on New Year's Eve.
The organizers of the Cologne carnival are stepping up their radio communication network for next month's parade following fears of violence after numerous attacks on women in the city on New Year's Eve, they announced on Friday.