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Carnival in Brazil

A Beija-Flor samba school member performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A Beija-Flor samba school member performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A Beija-Flor samba school member performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Members of Beija-Flor samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Beija-Flor samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Beija-Flor samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Mocidade samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs on a float during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Drum queen Viviane Araujo of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Viviane Araujo of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Viviane Araujo of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A member of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A member of Salgueiro samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs alongside others during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs alongside others during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Aline Riscado of Vila Isabel samba school performs alongside others during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Members of Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Drum queen Giovanna Angelica of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Giovanna Angelica of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Giovanna Angelica of Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Members of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 25. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Paolla Oliveira of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Paolla Oliveira of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Paolla Oliveira of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A float of Viradouro samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23.   REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A float of Viradouro samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A float of Viradouro samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller of Uniao da Ilha samba school walks out of a prop's belly during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Uniao da Ilha samba school walks out of a prop's belly during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Uniao da Ilha samba school walks out of a prop's belly during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school gestures during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school gestures during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school gestures during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A streams of water shoot up as a reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A streams of water shoot up as a reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A streams of water shoot up as a reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Livia Andrade of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school enact a crime on a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24.  
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school enact a crime on a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school enact a crime on a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Gracyanne Barbosa of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform on a float during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Mangueira samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A general view of spectators watching the performance of revellers and the float of Viradouro samba school during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A general view of spectators watching the performance of revellers and the float of Viradouro samba school during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A general view of spectators watching the performance of revellers and the float of Viradouro samba school during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school hold signs with the word 'peace' outside a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school hold signs with the word 'peace' outside a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school hold signs with the word 'peace' outside a bus during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Drum queen Raissa Machado of Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Raissa Machado of Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Raissa Machado of Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Estacio de Sa samba school react while preparing for the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Estacio de Sa samba school react while preparing for the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Estacio de Sa samba school react while preparing for the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers of Portela samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller of Estacio de Sa samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Estacio de Sa samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller of Estacio de Sa samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller of Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Bianca Monteiro of Portela samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 24. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers of Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, February 23. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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