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19/03/2018 09:37 SAST | Updated 19/03/2018 09:37 SAST

Cape Town Comes Alive For Annual Carnival Celebrations

The Mother City returned to 'Mother Nature' for the Cape Town Carnival.

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Green Point came alight on Saturday night as residents of the Mother City took to the streets for the annual Cape Town Carnival — a celebration of the city's colourful inhabitants.

At the parade, this year themed "Mother City Mother Nature", there were queen bees, towering puppet rhinos, giant street-side grocers, drum majorettes, Helen Zille in an "Ayoba" coat, enormous floral-headed floats, and glowing "Mother Nature" figures.

Social media users also celebrated Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille for her dance moves as she led the parade down the streets.

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Cape Town Carnival 2018