Pictures from Mardi Gras and Carnival

     Switzerland       Go here if:      You have a good sense of humor, or if you feel your musical talents are underappreciated.       Where's all the fun?      Lucerne (pictured above) and Basel       How do they celebrate?  Though the parades are inspired by folklore, some have    taken on a satirical attitude. Groups wearing funny masks like these process     playing brass or percussion instruments, and talent is far from a requirement to participate. They also pause periodically to play practical jokes with the     crowd.  <span class=meta>(Photo/Sigi Tischler)</span>
March 5, 2014 5:28:59 AM PST