In pictures: The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 15:24 IST
  • In pictures: The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Carnival
    Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Rio Carnival is not only the biggest Carnival, it is also a benchmark for other carnivals. It is of the most interesting artistic events on the globe. (In pic) Sabrina Sato of Vila Isabel samba school performs during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    Revellers of Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    Revellers of Imperatriz samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    Residents are often members of a local samba school and are deeply involved with the performance and costumes of their groups. Pic/AFP
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    A woman enjoys her Samba dance during the carnival.
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    Revellers of Academicos do Salgueiro samba school perform. Pic/AFP
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    Revellers of Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    Revellers of Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    A float of Sao Clemente samba school moves to position before taking part in the second night of the carnival parade. Pic/AFP
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    Brazilian actress Viviane Araujo of Academicos do Salgueiro samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pic/AFP
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Exotic dancers, plethora of colours, frenzy crowd marked the extravagant event of Rio's famous carnival. Here's a look at the revelry in pictures

 

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