Carnival in Brazil
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Carnival begins across Brazil

Carnival in Brazil

A member of Brazilian samba school Aguia de Ouro takes part in a parade at the Anhembi Sambadrome as part of Carnival in Sao Paulo.

 (Fernando Bizerra Jr. / European Pressphoto Agency)
Carnival in Brazil

Thousands take part in the Cordao de Bola Preta parade in Rio de Janeiro. The comparsas draw crowds through the streets of most Brazilian cities on the first day of Carnival.

 (Fernando Maia / Riotur)
Carnival in Brazil

Dancers from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school perform during a parade in Sao Paulo.

 (Andre Penner / Associated Press)
Carnival in Brazil

Revelers of the Aguia de Ouro samba school perform at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo.

 (Nelson Almeida / AFP/Getty Images)
Carnival in Brazil

A reveler enjoys the Ceu na Terra, or Heaven on Earth, street party in Rio de Janeiro. 

 (Leo Correa / Associated PRess)
Carnival in Brazil

A reveler smiles wide as he takes part in the Galo da Madruga, or the Morning Rooster, parade in downtown Recife, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The Galo da Madrugada took to the streets for the first time in 1975 with the aim of rescuing the traditional Carnival of Recife.

 (Eraldo Peres / Associated Press)
Carnival in Brazil

Pooches get in the act too at the Blocao dog parade in Rio de Janeiro.

 (Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press)
Carnival in Brazil

A member of Brazilian samba school Aguia de Ouro takes part in a parade at the Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo.

 (Fernando Bizerra Jr. / European Pressphoto Agency)
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