In Pictures: The 2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro


A nominee for Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz, on the main stage, shows off her outfit under the watchful eyes of the jury in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on February 26, 2014

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Here's a look at beautiful Samba dancers, colourful parades, exquisite costumes and a frenzy crowd at the world-famous Rio Carnival in Brazil. Photos: AFP