Carnival Around the World Slideshow

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Indian Carnival takes place almost exclusively in the southeastern state of Goa, which was ruled by Portugal from the 1500s until about 50 years ago. The capital city of Panaji is where the main festivities are held, starting with the ritualistic "occupation" of the state at the hands of "King Momo," and lasting for three days and nights. Classic Goan dishes like fish curry rice, potato chops (filled with minced beef), and the Raos omelet (dipped in spicy coconut curry) are on offer with crisp, cold, local beers to wash it all down.

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