Basel Celebrates Carnival With "Basler Fasnacht"

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A performer with a typical mask takes part in the traditional... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Basel,Cultures,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Human Interest,Lifestyles,Mask - Disguise,Opening Event,Participant,Performer,SwitzerlandPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Thomas LohnesBASEL, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 18: A performer with a typical mask takes part in the traditional 'Morgestraich' for the opening of the Basel Fasnacht Carnival on February 18, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. More than 12,000 participants will take part in the largest carnival in Switzerland that lasts for 72 hours and will be watched by more than 100,000 spectators as it makes its way through the city center. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)