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Der Fasching von Ramstein: Germans, Americans celebrate local tradition
A man blasts pieces of colored paper at a crowd during fasching, a festival held across Europe, in the city of Ramstein, Germany, Feb. 28, 2017. Fasching is Germany’s carnival season. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11 am and ends at the stroke of midnight on Shroud Tuesday—often referred to as Fat Tuesday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)