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Sambistas perform to open Rio's would-be carnival season
The symbolic performance marked what would have opened Rio's carnival season - a series of events that has been scrapped due to the pandemic.
Samba schools show their talents at Rio Carnival parade
It is the first of a two-night competition in which dancers, musicians and artists go to the Marquês de Sapucai Sambadrome.
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World-famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with colourful costumes and samba dancing
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Troops sent to patrol Rio amid police strike threats
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Brazil: pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro
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Brazil carnival opens, amid growing Zika fears
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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
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
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
Sunshine, samba and the scantily clad as Rio revels in carnival
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