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Pooches on parade: man's best dressed friend at carnivals across the world


Carnival season kicks off this week across the world, notably in Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and Gran Canaria.

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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.