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Rio revels in Carnival — ‘the greatest show on Earth’

More than a million Rio Carnival revellers laid aside bitterness at Brazilian leaders to join wild festivities Saturday in what has been dubbed "the greatest show on Earth." Many participants said they had resolved to forget -- at least until festivities……

Sequins and robberies at Rio’s pet Carnival

Hundreds of pets decked out with sequins, ruffles and hats paraded on Rio’s famed Copacabana beach Sunday in an annual pre-Carnival extravaganza briefly interrupted by a spate of robberies. The annual “blocao,” a play on the Portuguese words for “street party” and “dog,” brought together dogs and their owners on…

Rio awash with revelers for Carnival

The Rio Carnival came alive Saturday with hundreds of thousands of revelers in outlandish costumes pouring into the city center for a mammoth, samba-driven Brazilian street fest. Drawing huge crowds a day after legendary King Momo declared the Carnival officially open was the Cordao da Bola Preta, the official name…

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