WEEK IN PHOTOS: Giant Sausage, Night Queen, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Giant Sausage, Night Queen, More
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Galaxidhion, Greece, March 2, 2009--"Clean Monday" isn't so spotless for this reveler, seen throwing colored flour during a "flour war," which marks the end of Carnival season in this port town.

The annual tradition's origins are unknown, but it possibly began around 1801 when locals rebelled against Ottoman officials who were not in favor of celebrating Carnival, according to the ITN news service.

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