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 the annual carnival parade. This was the first rehearsal of the “first league samba schools” in the Sambadrome, with more schools still to practice in the next few weeks. The 2015 Carnival of Rio de Janeiro starts on February 13 and runs until February 17.