Article Photos: Argentine music troupes launch carnival parades 12/19

A member of the murga "Los amantes de La Boca" stands on bus as he heads to carnival celebrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Argentinaâs carnival celebrations may not be as well-known as the ones in neighboring Uruguay and Brazil, but residents of the nationâs capital are equally passionate about their âmurgas,â or traditional musical troupes. The murga "Los amantes de La Boca,â or âThe Lovers of The Bocaâ is among the largest, with about 400 members. Itâs a reference to the hometown Boca Juniors, among the most popular soccer teams in Argentina and the world. In background, Boca Juniors soccer team's stadium. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)