Earthquake-struck Italian Town Celebrates Carnival
It is carnival season in many parts of the world. For the townspeople of San-Giovanni-in-Persiceto in northern Italy, this year's festivities have a special significance. Their region was struck by a series of earthquakes in May 2012 that killed more than twenty people.
Picture: The Society of Giuliva parades its carnival float around the town
Picture credit: Dany Mitzman