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A thorough dusting of colorful flour marks 'Clean Monday' in Greece

Panayiotis Tzamaros / Reuters

Revellers celebrate Clean Monday by participating in a colourful "flour war," a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, some 125 miles northwest of Athens on Monday.

Panayiotis Tzamaros / Reuters

Revellers celebrate Clean Monday.

Panayiotis Tzamaros / Reuters

Revellers celebrate Clean Monday.

Panayiotis Tzamaros / Reuters

Revellers celebrate Clean Monday.

Panayiotis Tzamaros / Reuters

Revellers celebrate Clean Monday.

These festive images are a nice change of pace after recent coverage of the Greek economy in PhotoBlog.