Papier mache figures for a carnival float depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and her coalition partner Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) are pictured during preparations for the upcoming ... more 
Papier mache figures for a carnival float depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and her coalition partner Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) are pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz February 25, 2014. The Rose Monday parade in Mainz, which will take place on March 3, is a highlight of the German street carnival season. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Feb 25, 2014 9:26 AM EST