Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
Cologne's Rose Monday Carnival procession will not feature a Charlie Hebdo-themed float. The parade's committee member said they pulled the feature over concerns about its inclusion in February's festival.
Nils Petersen scored a hat-trick to move Freiburg off the bottom of the table with a 4-1 home win against Frankfurt. Mainz had two heroes in its thumping victory, and there were wins for Schalke, Cologne and Gladbach.
How far can you go with satire? After the Paris attacks, organizers of Germany's Rose Monday parades have been asking themselves this very question. In Cologne, they've chosen their theme for 2015: "Je suis Charlie."
People in Germany's Rhineland have kicked off what is sometimes known as the fifth season of the year. Carnival, which runs until mid-February, is marked by much merrymaking and foolishness.
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