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ASSOCIATED PRESS Reginald Veillard parades in costume Tuesday during Carnaval des Fleurs, or Carnival of Flowers celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The carnival, a three-day festival, marks new beginnings and the revitalization of Haiti with a parade, concerts and street dancing. Some critics have questioned the wisdom of spending about $1.6 million on the event. The government countered saying the celebration boosts morale and provides jobs.