В Бразилии стартовал ежегодный карнавал

Вчера в Бразилии стартовал самый красочный и феерический фестиваль в мире — карнавал Рио-де-Жанейро.

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A reveller from the Unidos de Bangu samba school  takes part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

The Rei Momo, or Carnival King Wilson Neto dances during the handing over of the ceremonial key to the city, at Cidade Palace in Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

Carnival floats are seen in preparation for the annual carnival parade Sambodrome, in Sao Paulo

 

A reveller from the Unidos de Bangu samba school concentrates before taking part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrom

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers take part in an annual block party known as "Carmelitas", one of the many carnival parties to take place in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro

 

A participant attends a beauty contest for transvestites and transsexuals at the Glam Gay pre-carnival Ball, in Mangueira samba school in Rio de Janeiro

 

A girl poses next to a reveller at the entrance of the Glam Gay pre-carnival Ball, in Mangueira samba school in Rio de Janeiro

 

A worker cleans a carnival float at the Grande Rio samba school, in preparation for the annual carnival parade, in Rio de Janeiro

 

Women dressed in Baianas perform the traditional "Lavagem" to bring good luck at the Sambodrome, one week before the Carnival parade, in Rio de Janeiro

 

Carnival masks are seen at a costume factory in a suburb of Rio de Janeiro

 

A worker sews a carnival costume at the Grande Rio samba school, in preparation for the annual carnival parade, in Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers attend the annual block party known as the "Suvaco do Cristo" (Armpit of Christ), one of the many pre-carnival parties to take place in Rio de Janeiro

 

A reveller during the annual block party known as the "Suvaco do Cristo" (Armpit of Christ), one of the many pre-carnival parties to take place in Rio de Janeiro

 

Revellers walk to the annual block party known as the "Suvaco do Cristo" (Armpit of Christ), one of the many pre-carnival parties to take place in Rio de Janeiro