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Vienna is well known for its ball culture - Hunters ball, HipHop ball, Life ball, Opernball, and the list goes on. However, among all of them, one particularly came to my attention. The Akademikerball is no ordinary ball. Once a year, in January, right and far right party members from all over Europe reunite and celebrated in the Vienna Hofburg. In the meantime, thousands of people, braving the cold, march through the city in order to protest their dissatisfaction. Over 3000 police officers are mobilized each year and authorities close half of the 1st district on the occasion. The pictures below do not insist on the manifestation itself but on the margins of the events.