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This photo is from the Venice carnival from this February. In general the reason for people dressing up with masks during carnivals (in old times) was that they could have fun without other people recognising them. I am not 100% sure but if I remember right the Venice carnival is the oldest and most prestigious one. Now, it's a very commercial event, masks are sold everywhere, streets and squares are crowded, hotels get super expensive but it's worth it. There are many people who dress up in very elaborate costumes (like these ones) and spend the whole day posing to photographers. I don't know why they do it but I am glad as you can get nice photos easily.

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