The town of Mohacs in the South West of Hungary, which sits beside the River Danube, has been holding its annual carnival.
GV Snow-covered Square Colo in Mohacs, South Hungary.
GV 'Busos' performers dancing in square as crowd look on. (2 SHOTS)
SV People arriving in square.
SV Carnival performers loading and firing cannon. (4 SHOTS)
SV More carnival performers, some in fancy dress arriving in horse-drawn carriage pulling rotating wheel with people seated. (3 SHOTS)
SV Performers firing cannon.
SV Performers dancing down the street.
SV Performers carrying mock coffins. (3 SHOTS)
SV, GV Fire in square and dancers performing. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The town of Mohacs in the South West of Hungary, which sits beside the River Danube, has been holding its annual carnival. Three days of preparations preceded the display. Local people prepared elaborate masks made from wood and painted with the blood of animals. Colo Square in the town was the centre of festivities. The performers, known locally as 'Busos', loaded and fired cannon. Several arrived in horse-drawn carriages, pulled along in a rotating wheel. They call it "the devil's wheel". The coffin which is carried aloft is later buried as a symbol of the receding winter. The inhabitants of Mohacs call the whole ceremony 'buso-walking'.