Merkel Receives Carnival Delegations

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a Carnival medal that reads:... News PhotoAngela Merkel,Annual Event,Berlin,Ceremony,Cultures,German Chancellery,Germany,Human Interest,Medal,Meeting,One Person,People,Politics,Reading,Vertical,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 29: German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a Carnival medal that reads: '2000 Years of Tradition' while meeting with Carnival delegates from all over Germany in an annual ceremony at the Chancellery on January 29, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is in the midst of Carnival season, which ends with its highpoint between Rose Monday and Ash Wednesday in a tradition common in several countries in Europe and the Americas. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)