In honor of Carnival celebrations in Germany, even those on the clock at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange join in on the festive spirit—and dress accordingly.
Feb. 21, 2012
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A stock broker in a shark costume talks on the phone while working at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 21, 2012. Traders wear costumes as part of a long-standing tradition in honor of Germany's Carnival festivities. The country also hosts pre-Lent celebrations similar to New Orleans' Mardi Gras and Brazil's Carnival.