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  • Brazil Carnival
    A reveler dressed as a character from the movie Avatar poses for a photo at the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Revelers wearing costumes impersonating Norway Olympic curling team play at the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Revelers enjoy the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Revelers enjoy the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A reveler dressed as Brazilian folklore character Saci enjoys the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Revelers wearing costumes impersonating Norway Olympic curling team play at the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A reveler holds a bottle of sparkling wine as he drives a car at the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Revelers enjoy the 'Ceu na Terra' block party during Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers will take to Rio's streets in the nearly 500 open-air "bloco" parties.
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Tom Maior samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Tom Maior samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Men push a float from the Vai-Vai samba school during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school perform during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Drummers from the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school perform during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Dragoes da Real samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
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    Dancers from the Dragoes da Real samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Dragoes da Real samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Dragoes da Real samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Dragoes da Real samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Dragoes da Real samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    Dancers from the Rosas de Ouro samba school perform during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
  • Brazil Carnival
    A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP
Carnival, the enthusiastic celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday and the Christian high season of Lent, continues in Brazil, the heart of festivities that also find expression in other parts of the world, including the U.S., where Mardi Gras stands as the pre-Lenten bash. These photographs are mostly from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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