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The Hoppeditz, a symbol for carnival, greets hundreds of fools in the streets of downtown Duesseldorf, Germany  after the symbolic awakening from inside a mustard pot on Monday Nov.11, 2013.  November 11,  11:11 o'clock is  the traditional start of the carnival season in Germany  with the  highlight, the street carnival parades on Rose Monday.

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The Hoppeditz, the carnival figurehead that is woken from his slumber at 11.11am on November 11, greets hundreds of fools in the streets of Duesseldorf, Germany. This is the traditional start of the carnival season in Germany with the highlight being the street carnival parades on Rose Monday