Last night the world famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival procession was held once more in the Sambadrome. Thousands of revellers and spectators enjoyed a visual display of colors, dancers, floats, streamers and costumes all set to the sounds of samba music. It is one of the events around the world one should put on their bucket list. Simply totally cool.
Warning: some images display topless dancers.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011

01. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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02. A worker prepares a carnival float at Grande-Rio Samba School in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. The Rio de Janeiros's Carnival parade will held March 5-6. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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03. A man works while a fireman looks on at an improvised warehouse in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. Picture taken on March 1. The Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade will be held on March 5-6. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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04. A worker prepares a carnival float at Uniao da Ilha Samba School in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. The Rio de Janeiros's Carnival parade will held March 5-6. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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05. A worker prepares a carnival float at Unidos da Tijuca Samba School in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. The Rio de Janeiros's Carnival parade will held March 5-6. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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06. Uniao da Ilha Samba School members work next to a carnival float improvised warehouse in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. Picture taken on March 1. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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07. A worker sits next to a carnival float at an improvised warehouse in Rio de Janeiro March 1, 2011. The Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade will be held on March 5-6. Picture taken on March 1. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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08. Revellers participate in an annual block party known as Banda de Ipanema, one of the many carnival parties taking place in neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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09. Revellers participate in an annual block party known as Banda de Ipanema, one of the many carnival parties taking place in neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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10. A reveller participates in an annual block party known as Banda de Ipanema, one of the many carnival parties taking place in neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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11. Revellers touch up their make-up during an annual block party known as the Banda de Ipanema, one of the many carnival parties taking place in neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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12. A young reveller has her picture taken in front of a float that is being prepared for the first night of the Carnival parade of samba schools, in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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13. Children play in front of a float that is being prepared for the first night of the Carnival parade of samba schools, in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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14. A young reveller pauses on a bridge under which floats are arriving for the first night of the Carnival parade of samba schools, in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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15. A reveller arrives for the first night of the Carnival parade of samba schools in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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16. Revellers pose as they arrive for the first night of the Carnival parade of samba schools in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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17. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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18. A reveller of the Sao Clemente samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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19. Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school gets ready for the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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20. A reveller of the Sao Clemente samba school gets ready for the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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21. Revellers from the Sao Clemente samba school prepare for the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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22. A reveller waits for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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23. A reveller waits for the start of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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24. A reveller prepares for the start of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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25. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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26. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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27. A reveller of the Sao Clemente samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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28. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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29. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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30. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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31. A reveller of the Sao Clemente samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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32. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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33. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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34. A reveller of the Sao Clemente samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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35. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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36. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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37. Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school takes part in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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38. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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39. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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40. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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41. Revellers of the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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42. Body painter Darcy Lio puts the finishing touches on a client during the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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43. Body painter Darcy Lio puts the finishing touches on a client during the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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44. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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45. Drum Queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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46. A reveller of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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47. A reveller of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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48. Drum Queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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49. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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50. A reveller of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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51. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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52. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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53. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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54. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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55. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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56. A reveller of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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57. Revelers prepare for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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58. Revelers prepare for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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59. Revelers prepare for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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60. A reveler from the Sao Clemente samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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61. Revelers from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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62. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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63. Canadian actress Pamela Anderson sits with a friend as they watch the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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64. Revelers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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65. Revelers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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66. Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school gets ready for the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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67. Revellers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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68. Revellers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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69. A reveller of the Portela samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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70. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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71. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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72. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen holds onto a friend as she dances to samba music during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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73. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen dances to samba music during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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74. Revelers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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75. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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76. Drum Queen Sheron Menezes of Portela samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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77. Revellers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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78. Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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79. A reveller of the Portela samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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80. Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho watches the annual carnival parade with his friends, in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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81. Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho dances with members of the Portela samba school during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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82. Revellers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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83. Revellers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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84. British actor Jude Law talks to a friend while watching the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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85. Revelers of the Portela samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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86. Drum Queen Sheron Menezes of Portela samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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87. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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88. Drum Queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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89. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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90. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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91. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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92. A reveller of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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93. A reveller of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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94. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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95. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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96. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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97. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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98. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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99. Drum Queen Adriane Galisteu of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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100. A reveller of the Portela samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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101. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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102. A reveller of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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103. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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104. Spectators take photos of revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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105. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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106. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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107. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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108. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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109. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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110. Drum Queen Adriane Galisteu of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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111. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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112. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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113. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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114. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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115. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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116. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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117. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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118. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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119. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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120. Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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121. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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122. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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123. A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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124. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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125. Revellers of the Vila Isabel samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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126. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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127. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen dances atop a float of the Vila Isabel samba school during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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128. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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129. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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130. Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen dances atop a float of the Vila Isabel samba school during the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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131. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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132. Drum Queen Sabrina Sato of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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133. A reveller of the Mangueira samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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134. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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135. Revellers of the Mangueira samba school participate in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino