Carnival season kicks off this week across the world, notably in Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and Gran Canaria.
If previous years are anything to go by, the carnivals will be a festival of colour and extravagance, with revellers striving to out-do each other.
But what about the parades dedicated to other species - like man's best friend?
Here's a selection of dogs that are making a statement in dog parade sections of carnivals around the world.
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