Article Photos: Rebellious Macedonian village stages carnival 5/8

In this picture taken Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, villagers prepare masks of cannibals, made from natural materials, a day before the carnival in Macedonia's southwestern village of Vevcani.  The masks are a tightly kept secret until the day when hundreds of villagers parade on the streets. Said to date from pagan times 1,400 years ago, the Vevcani carnival, with its colorful floats and masked revelers, has grown in popularity over the last decade and attracts thousands of visitors for the celebrations on St. Vasilij Day to welcome in the New Year according to the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)