Folk dancers celebrate Carnival in downtown Athens


Dancers dressed in traditional Greek costumes stand on a stage at Syntagma Square in central Athens, on Friday. The folk group also encouraged members of the public to join in traditional dances in the square in front of Parliament, as part of a series of events being organized by the City of Athens to celebrate the Carnival period, which ends on Sunday, February 18. [Stelios Missinas/Eurokinissi]