Rio's Carnival

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People dance during the "Ceu na Terra" block carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. According to Rio's tourism office, Rio's street Carnival this year will consist of 492 block parties, attended by an estimated five million Carnival enthusiasts. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations kick off with a explosion of color and wild pageantry.

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