Rio Carnival, the Greatest Show on Earth

Rio Carnival, the Greatest Show on Earth

one million people flocked to Rio de Janeiro this year for
Rio Carnival, which took place on seemingly never-ending 24 hour
cycles. During the day street parties spread across the city while
at night samba schools competed against each other in a spectacle
of extravagant parades.

Under burning sun and pouring rain the show went on. The crowd
applauded while the judges examined; each second down the
Sambadrome counted.

The top samba school parades took place Sunday and Monday
evening. Results will be released on Ash Wednesday. Meanwhile,
street parties continue around Rio de Janeiro regardless of whether
its still carnival or not.


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