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Germany: Schoolboy Trump, flailing ladybug Merkel, no one is spared on Rosenmontag01:32

Germany: Schoolboy Trump, flailing ladybug Merkel, no one is spared on Rosenmontag

Germany, Cologne
February 27, 2017 at 20:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

An effigy of US President Donald Trump as a schoolboy followed by a blown-up German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a ladybug were just two spectacles on show at this year's Rosenmontag parade in Cologne, Monday.

Also paraded was a float with larger-than-life depictions of the UK politicians responsible for Brexit, including British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the front, dressed in a nappy and Union Jack armbands. The Brexit float was preceded by inflatable members of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Indeed, it seemed that the only politician not parodied was the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who was commemorated by participants carrying a coffin with his name on.

Many German speaking countries celebrate Carnival in the week leading up to Lent. Celebrations can vary from country to country and between different regions; however all of them are aimed at welcoming- spring while banishing the 'winter spirits.'

Germany: Schoolboy Trump, flailing ladybug Merkel, no one is spared on Rosenmontag01:32
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An effigy of US President Donald Trump as a schoolboy followed by a blown-up German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a ladybug were just two spectacles on show at this year's Rosenmontag parade in Cologne, Monday.

Also paraded was a float with larger-than-life depictions of the UK politicians responsible for Brexit, including British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the front, dressed in a nappy and Union Jack armbands. The Brexit float was preceded by inflatable members of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Indeed, it seemed that the only politician not parodied was the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who was commemorated by participants carrying a coffin with his name on.

Many German speaking countries celebrate Carnival in the week leading up to Lent. Celebrations can vary from country to country and between different regions; however all of them are aimed at welcoming- spring while banishing the 'winter spirits.'

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