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Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

Feb 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Brazilians enjoy the glitzy spectacle determined not to let the Zika outbreak ruin their partying

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Controversy-hit samba school wins Rio carnival title

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Known for its creativity the Beija Flor team will now bring the final curtain down on this year s carnival festivities at Saturday s Parade of Champions

Members of the samba school Beija-Flor perform on the second day of the parades of the special groups of the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16 February 2015. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Rain, scandal can't dampen Rio's carnival

Feb 17, 2015 - 9:11 AM

Rio is also jammed by day and into the small hours with dozens of street parties attracting anything from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of revelers

HELLO, RIO. Members of the Samba Academicos do Salgueiro perform during the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 February 2015. Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Carnival spectacle tainted by violence in Brazil

Feb 16, 2015 - 8:30 AM

UPDATED An anticipated crowd of more than 70 000 from great grandmothers to babes in arms sway and cheer on their favorite school in hours long parades in Rio s annual party to end all parties

PARTY TIME. Revelers of the Vai-Vai samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 15, 2015. Nelson Almeida/AFP