|Carinval of Venice|
It was so that they greeted in Venice, during the 6 weeks of carnival, the people who met on the street, in the mask.
For centuries, the Carnival of Venice, - this year from 11 to 21 February - has meant social equality, game, get in the shoes of a person who had not.
The rich could become poor and the poor could become rich, pretending for a few days, he played, he was living a dream.
The Carnival of Venice has maintained this tradition, masks, and here's a slideshow of the most beautiful masks of the Carnival of Venice 2012:
Photos from: Claudio Mortini