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Kicking-off Haiti's Carnival of Flowers

Two women pose for pictures during the Carnaval des Fleurs, or Carnival of Flowers, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 29. The carnival, a three-day festival, marks new beginnings and the revitalization of Haiti with a Sunday parade, concerts and street dancing. Some critics have questioned the wisdom of spending about $1.6 million on the event. The government countered saying the celebration boosts morale and provides jobs.