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Carnival comes to a close

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival season drew to a close in the early hours of Sunday with this year’s final event, a spectacular parade by Carnival

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Brazil carnival opens, amid growing Zika fears

The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the

The world’s biggest Carnival burst into life on Friday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Samba groups kicked off proceedings at the Sambadrome for the

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Rio ready to revel as Carnival opens despite Zika fears

Rio is ready to spread the sparkle as King Momo declares Carnival open. O começo – o maior #carnaval do mundo! King Momo thrilled to receive the keys

Rio is ready to spread the sparkle as King Momo declares Carnival open. O começo – o maior #carnaval do mundo! King Momo thrilled to receive the keys

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Start the dance!

Drums started to echo across Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome on Sunday (January 24) as the technical rehearsals for the world’s most famous Carnival

Drums started to echo across Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome on Sunday (January 24) as the technical rehearsals for the world’s most famous Carnival

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Rio Carnival: samba schools dazzle crowds with spectacular parades

Carnival was in high gear in Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambadrome parade route Monday night as some of the city’s top samba schools marched in front of

Carnival was in high gear in Rio de Janeiro’s famed Sambadrome parade route Monday night as some of the city’s top samba schools marched in front of

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Sunshine, samba and the scantily clad as Rio revels in carnival

Plenty of girls from Impanema joined the colourful crowd taking part in carnival at Rio’s famous beach. The samba sizzled as those in the parade let

Plenty of girls from Impanema joined the colourful crowd taking part in carnival at Rio’s famous beach. The samba sizzled as those in the parade let

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Rio’s carnival is here!

Brazilians prepare to party their worries away as Carnival kicks off

Brazilians prepare to party their worries away as Carnival kicks off

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Brazilians party on at Carnvial despite drought and economic concerns

Brazil’s annual Carnival celebrations have begun in earnest in Rio de Janeiro but the party risks being a little flat this year. A slumping economy

Brazil’s annual Carnival celebrations have begun in earnest in Rio de Janeiro but the party risks being a little flat this year. A slumping economy

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First rehearsals for Rio Carnival 2015 get underway

Dozens of musicians, dancers and performers paraded in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (January 18), polishing their performance ahead of

Dozens of musicians, dancers and performers paraded in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday (January 18), polishing their performance ahead of

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Brazil: Rio in party mood as carnival gets underway

The colourful and noisy mayhem that is carnival season in Brazil got underway this weekend, as dancing filled the Sambodrome. With the World Cup

The colourful and noisy mayhem that is carnival season in Brazil got underway this weekend, as dancing filled the Sambodrome. With the World Cup

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All roads lead to Rio for Carnival

The kaleidescope of colour and music that is carnival season in Brazil has begun with hundreds of thousands of people attracted like moths to a flame

The kaleidescope of colour and music that is carnival season in Brazil has begun with hundreds of thousands of people attracted like moths to a flame

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Rio: carnival is coming

Thousands of people danced the samba along Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday in celebration of the annual block party and parade “Simpatia

Thousands of people danced the samba along Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday in celebration of the annual block party and parade “Simpatia

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Brazil street party ahead of main Rio carnival celebration

Thousands are dancing the Samba this weekend along Ipanema beach,Rio de Janeiro in a pre-festival party ahead of the city’s big carnival. This

Thousands are dancing the Samba this weekend along Ipanema beach,Rio de Janeiro in a pre-festival party ahead of the city’s big carnival. This

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Sampling samba in Rio

Samba is at the heart of the world famous Rio Carnival. An iconic dance and musical genre imported by African slaves and enriched with local rhythms

Samba is at the heart of the world famous Rio Carnival. An iconic dance and musical genre imported by African slaves and enriched with local rhythms

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Rio Carnival colours and dancers

The famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has ended after four days of celebrations.

The famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has ended after four days of celebrations.

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King Momo opens Rio Carnival

King Momo officially kicked off Rio’s famed Carnival in Brazil. The event is a five-day extravaganza that climaxes in spectacular parades of top

King Momo officially kicked off Rio’s famed Carnival in Brazil. The event is a five-day extravaganza that climaxes in spectacular parades of top

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Carnival kicks off in Brazil

The sound of samba permeates the air, as dancing fills the Sambodrome. The annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro takes place over 5 days and has

The sound of samba permeates the air, as dancing fills the Sambodrome. The annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro takes place over 5 days and has

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Rio steps up carnival preparations

There is less than a week to go before Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival begins in earnest but thousands of people are already in the Brazilian

There is less than a week to go before Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival begins in earnest but thousands of people are already in the Brazilian

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Brazil: carnival highlight

Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools, dancers and musicians paraded in the city’s newly renovated Sambadrome - a highlight of Brazil’s carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools, dancers and musicians paraded in the city’s newly renovated Sambadrome - a highlight of Brazil’s carnival

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Carnival competition capers in Rio

It is competition time for 13 top-league samba schools who are all fighting for titles at this year’s carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Every school has

It is competition time for 13 top-league samba schools who are all fighting for titles at this year’s carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Every school has

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Millions join the Rio Carnival party

Up to two million party-goers filled the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the annual Carnival, which is now in its 93rd

Up to two million party-goers filled the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the annual Carnival, which is now in its 93rd

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Rio in party mood as carnival gets going

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

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

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Rio police suspend strike ahead of carnival

Let the carnival begin!   That seems to be the spirit of Rio de Janeiro’s police and firefighters who have ended their strike, days before

Let the carnival begin!   That seems to be the spirit of Rio de Janeiro’s police and firefighters who have ended their strike, days before

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Rio gets Sambadrome ready for Carnival

Sambadrome tests lights and sounds for Carnival bash that starts in less than a week. The stadium just underwent renovations that will increase its

Sambadrome tests lights and sounds for Carnival bash that starts in less than a week. The stadium just underwent renovations that will increase its

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First carnival parades in Rio

The massive carnival Black Ball parade took to the streets of Rio’s city centre on Friday, drawing hundreds of thousands of people despite security

The massive carnival Black Ball parade took to the streets of Rio’s city centre on Friday, drawing hundreds of thousands of people despite security