Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2016: In Pics

Performers at Rio Carnival swatted aside Zika concern to revel in the most famous and the largest carnival celebration of the world.

Feb 08, 2016, 14:39 PM IST
Performers from the Mocidade samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from the Mocidade samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades on a float during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades on a float during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performers from Grande Rio samba school parade during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from Grande Rio samba school parade during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from Grande Rio samba school parades during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday.
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A performer from Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday.

A performer on a wheelchair from Uniao da Ilha samba school, walks on his hands during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer on a wheelchair from Uniao da Ilha samba school, walks on his hands during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school dances during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school dances during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performers from the Estacio de Sa samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from the Estacio de Sa samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Drum queen Bianca Leao, from Uniao da Ilha samba school, dances during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Drum queen Bianca Leao, from Uniao da Ilha samba school, dances during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school dances during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school dances during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performer from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performers from Uniao da Ilha samba school parade in wheelchairs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from Uniao da Ilha samba school parade in wheelchairs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performers from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A performer from Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A performer from Uniao da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Performers from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Performers from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.