Photos of the day - February 1, 2015

Carnival masks hang on a wall in the "Ca' del Sol" artisan shop near St. Mark's square during the first day of carnival in Venice, Sri Lanka Air Force personnel folding the lowered giant national flag at sunset at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka and a giant papier-mache float depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel moves through the streets of Viareggio during the traditional Carnival of Viareggio parade are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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