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Carnival in Brazil

Drum queen Sabrina Sato from Vila Isabel Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Sabrina Sato from Vila Isabel Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Sabrina Sato from Vila Isabel Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller from Salgueiro performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Imperatriz samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers from Imperatriz samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers from Imperatriz samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers from Unidos da Tijuca Samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Salgueiro perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A reveller from Uniao da Ilha Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Uniao da Ilha Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Uniao da Ilha Samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from the Vila Maria Samba School take part in Carnival celebrations at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Vila Maria Samba School take part in Carnival celebrations at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Vila Maria Samba School take part in Carnival celebrations at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A member of the "Bloco Bambas da Folia" group poses for photo during Carnival of the Waters, where costumed and colorful boats navigate the river Pacaja, around the islands near the city of Cameta. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A member of the "Bloco Bambas da Folia" group poses for photo during Carnival of the Waters, where costumed and colorful boats navigate the river Pacaja, around the islands near the city of Cameta. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A member of the "Bloco Bambas da Folia" group poses for photo during Carnival of the Waters, where costumed and colorful boats navigate the river Pacaja, around the islands near the city of Cameta. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A reveller from Mocidade samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller from Mocidade samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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

Revellers from Mocidade samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers from Mocidade samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A reveller from the Tom Maior Samba School takes part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the Tom Maior Samba School takes part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the Tom Maior Samba School takes part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Revellers from the Peruche Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Peruche Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Peruche Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach, during a carnival festivities in Paraty. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Revellers from Mocidade samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Mocidade samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Mocidade samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers from Paraiso do Tuiuti Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Revellers from Paraiso do Tuiuti Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from the X-9 Paulistana Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the X-9 Paulistana Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the X-9 Paulistana Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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

Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers from the Tatuape Samba School take part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Tatuape Samba School take part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Tatuape Samba School take part in a carnival celebration at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A reveller from Grande Rio Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Grande Rio Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Grande Rio Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Juliana Paes from Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Juliana Paes from Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Juliana Paes from Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Vila Isabel Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Vila Isabel Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers from Vila Isabel Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Drum queen Milena Nogueira from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Milena Nogueira from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Drum queen Milena Nogueira from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A reveller from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from Paraiso do Tuiuti Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

A reveller from Paraiso do Tuiuti Samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Members of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group perform during carnival festivities in Curuca. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Members of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group perform during carnival festivities in Curuca. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Members of the "Bloco Pretinhos do Mangue" (Block of Blackheads from Mud) group perform during carnival festivities in Curuca. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Pacotao", during carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Pacotao", during carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Pacotao", during carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Transgender dancer Kamilla Carvalho performs during the rehearsal of Salgueiro samba school prior the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Transgender dancer Kamilla Carvalho performs during the rehearsal of Salgueiro samba school prior the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Transgender dancer Kamilla Carvalho performs during the rehearsal of Salgueiro samba school prior the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from the Independente Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the Independente Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A reveller from the Independente Samba School takes part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A reveller takes part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller takes part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A reveller takes part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers from the Independente Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Independente Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Revellers from the Independente Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Women kiss each other during the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Women kiss each other during the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Women kiss each other during the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Carmelitas", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers kiss each other as take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers take part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Revellers take part in the annual block party Escravos da Maua as part of pre-carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers take part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller takes part in the annual block party known as "Cordao do Boitata", during carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers dressed as Marilyn Monroe take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers dressed as Marilyn Monroe take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Revellers dressed as Marilyn Monroe take part in an annual block party known as "Ceu na Terra" (Heaven on Earth), in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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