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Greek Carnival Celebrations Get Little Flour Power

For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility.  They have what’s known as a “flour war”  — participants pelt each other with bags of dyed flour along the coastal road lining Galaxidi’s old harbor.  It’s an explosion of color that takes place every Clean Monday, an Orthodox Christian holiday marking the start of Lent and the end of the carnival season which holds onto many of the country’s...

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