10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival

By Eline Gordts

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Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country’s Carnival festivities. The 5-day long party kicked off on Friday and heated up on Sunday when six samba schools paraded in the city’s Sambadrome. Six others will take the stage on Monday night.


Revelers of the Vila Isabel samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Revelers of the Mocidade Idempedente samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Revelers of the Vila Isabel samba school performs during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A performer from the Mangueira samba school, parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Source:: Huffington Post – Arts & Culture

      

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival
10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival