Carnival season is getting under way in Germany. In Cologne, even immigrants love to join the fun.
Cologne's c/o pop fest always features international artists. In this year's edition, an impressive number of Danes are in the line-up. Singer-songwriter Agnes Obel is joined by five acts from Germany's Nordic neighbor.
Bayern celebrated the newly signed veteran midfielder Xabi Alonso's first start. But that was all they had to cheer about in Gelsenkirchen as plucky Schalke eked out a 1-1 draw despite a red-hot start by the Bavarians.
The Carnival Club's new coach Kasper Hjulmand has had a less than pleasant start to life in Germany. But the Dane had luck on his side with a last-minute penalty. Meanwhile, a late strike secured Gladbach a point.
Alexandra Kalle discovered her olfactory talent in her late twenties and gave up her career as a marketing expert.
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