It’s samba time again people. The world over carnival is being celebrated in hundreds of different types of parties and traditions and the most famous celebration is probably the one in Rio De Janaiero. It’s loud and very colorful and I’d love to go one day.
Warning: some images show copious amounts of South American flesh.

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Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers pose for a photo as they prepare for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller prepares for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revelers prepare for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller prepares for the start of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller awaits his turn on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers prepare for the start of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parades on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Drum queen Patricia Nery of the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school dances on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Drum queen Sheron Menezes of the Portela samba school dances on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome,. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Singers Monte and Da Viola parade atop a float of the Portela samba school at the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school perform on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Portela samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Portela samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Wheel-chair bound revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Portela samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome,. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school takes part in the annual Carnival parade on its first night in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school takes part in the annual Carnival parade on its first night in Rio de Janeiro. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome,. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Imperatriz samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Imperatriz samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome,. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Drum queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz samba school dances on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Imperatriz samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Imperatriz samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Imperatriz samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome,. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Mocidade samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Drum queen Antonia Fontenelle of the Mocidade samba school dances on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Musicians from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Mocidade samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Mocidade samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Mocidade samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Mocidade samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Mocidade samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Porto da Pedra samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from Porto da Pedra samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Porto da Pedra samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Porto da Pedra samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Porto da Pedra samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Porto da Pedra samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Beija-Flor samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Vila Isabel samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Drum queen Sabrina Sato of the Vila Isabel samba school dances on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Vila Isabel samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

Carnival In Rio De Janeiro 2012

A reveller from the Vila Isabel samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS