Villagers dressed in costume dance during a carnival in the village of Lazy pod Makytou

 
Villagers dressed in costume dance during a carnival in the village of Lazy pod Makytou
Villagers dressed in costume dance during a carnival in the village of Lazy pod Makytou, some 112 miles (180 km) northeast of Bratislava February 18, 2012. Villagers wear masks during the annual carnival season called "Fasiangy" which takes place from Epiphany through Ash Wednesday in celebration of the end of winter and the coming of spring. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa (SLOVAKIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)