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Brazil Parties Ahead of Main Carnival Celebration

The crowds dance to the rhythm of the samba in a variety of costumes, from the everyday to the exhibitionist. Although the official Rio carnival is yet to begin, tens of thousands of people are already partying in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. 'Noone knows each other but we love each other. Thats the joy of carnival," one man said. The first street carnivals started at the end of the 19th century. Frowned upon by the elite at the time, their popularity has grown and...

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