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2016 Carnival in Brazil

Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of nonstop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery. But despite warnings to cover up and slather on repellent, many insist the show will go on as it always has, in sequins and feathers. Pants, long-sleeve shirts and bug spray, they say, are antithetical to the hedonistic, out-of-control spirit of Carnival.

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