Photos of the Week: Salmon Blessing, Masquerade Games, Polar Night

Dancers, known as Kukeri, wearing costumes, perform during the International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik, near Sofia, Bulgaria, on January 28, 2023. The three-day festival, which started on January 27, has participants wearing multi-colored masks, covered with beads, ribbons and woolen tassels while the main dancer, laden with bells to drive away sickness and evil spirits, sways like a stalk of wheat heavy with grain.

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