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Two weeks of colourful and noisy mayhem are underway in Brazil with the opening the carnival.
Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said he was happy to hand over responsibility for the city to the traditional festival overlord, King Momo. The Lord of Misrule, as he’s known, declared the Carnival open at a ceremony in which the mayor handed him a symbolic key to the city.

The highlight of the event will be the parades on Sunday and Monday, when Samba bands and thousands of dancers frolick through the streets.

Brazil’s unique pageant is bringing much needed relief after recent strikes that have fuelled economic worries.

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