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Der Fasching von Ramstein: Germans, Americans celebrate local tradition
A man sits on his windowsill to observe the parades outside his apartment during fasching, a festival held across Europe, in the city of Ramstein, Germany, Feb. 28, 2017. These festivals are associated with festivals of the Christian church, however, they go further back to Pagan times, and was a way of driving out the evil spirits of winter and encouraging the coming of spring and good crops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)