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Carnival in Brazil

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

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

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

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

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum Queen Raphaela Gomes from Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum Queen Raphaela Gomes from Sao Clemente samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum Queen Raphaela Gomes from Sao Clemente 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 Mangueira samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Drum queen Camila Silva from Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Drum queen Camila Silva from Mocidade samba school performs during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Drum queen Camila Silva from Mocidade 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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Revellers from Vila Isabel samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

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

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

Revellers from Mangueira 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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A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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 Salgueiro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

Revellers from Salgueiro samba school perform during the first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Revellers from Aguia de Ouro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Aguia de Ouro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Aguia de Ouro samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Revellers from Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

Revellers from Viradouro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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Revellers from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Revellers from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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Drum queen Viviane Araujo from Salgueiro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Drum queen Viviane Araujo from Salgueiro 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 Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

A reveller from Imperio Serrano 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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A reveller takes part in the Carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX

A reveller takes part in the Carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX

A reveller takes part in the Carnival festivities in Brasilia. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino TPX
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A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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A platform prepared by Unidos da Tijuca samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A platform prepared by Unidos da Tijuca samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A platform prepared by Unidos da Tijuca samba school is seen during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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A reveller from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Beija-Flor 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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Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Revellers from Beija-Flor 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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Revellers from Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Viradouro 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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Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
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A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A reveller from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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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Salgueiro samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Salgueiro 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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Drum queen Quiteria Chagas from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Quiteria Chagas from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

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

Drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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 Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first 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 first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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A reveller from Salgueiro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

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

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

Drum queen Flavia Lyra from Imperatriz Leopoldinense 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 Beija-Flor samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

A reveller from Beija-Flor 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 Raissa de Oliveira from Beija-Flor samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

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

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

Revellers from Grande Rio 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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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/Sergio Moraes

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/Sergio Moraes

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/Sergio Moraes
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Revellers from Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Revellers from Viradouro samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

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

Revellers from Viradouro 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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Drum queen Quiteria Chagas from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Quiteria Chagas from Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Drum queen Quiteria Chagas 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 Imperio Serrano samba school performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

A reveller from Imperio Serrano 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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Revellers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Revellers from Beija-Flor samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Revellers from Beija-Flor 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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Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Revellers from Dragoes da Real samba school perform during the second night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Revellers from Grande Rio samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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

Revellers from Grande Rio 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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Reveller from Grande Rio Samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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

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