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Brazil Carnival

Mar 07, 2011, 11:11 AM IST
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Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme of Paraguay waves from the top of a Vila Maria samba school float during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme of Paraguay waves from the top of a Vila Maria samba school float during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the parade of Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A dancer performs during the parade of Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Comedian Sabrina Sato performs during the parade of Gavioes da Fiel samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Comedian Sabrina Sato performs during the parade of Gavioes da Fiel samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the parade of Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A dancer performs during the parade of Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A Sao Clemente samba school dancer marches in a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Sao Clemente samba school dancer marches in a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho dances with the Portela samba school during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho dances with the Portela samba school during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A dancer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A dancer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Pamela Anderson gestures from the stands as she watches a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pamela Anderson gestures from the stands as she watches a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A Sao Clemente samba school dancer performs at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Sao Clemente samba school dancer performs at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A dancer performs on a Sao Clemente samba school float during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A dancer performs on a Sao Clemente samba school float during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A man wearing a Mexican Lucha Libre mask watches the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade in the Sambadrome during Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A man wearing a Mexican Lucha Libre mask watches the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade in the Sambadrome during Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A Portela samba school dancer performs during a Carnival parade through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A Portela samba school dancer performs during a Carnival parade through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A Vila Maria samba school dancer performs in their parade during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A Vila Maria samba school dancer performs in their parade during carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the parade of Nene de Vila Matilde samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A dancer performs during the parade of Nene de Vila Matilde samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the parade of Nene de Vila Matilde samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A dancer performs during the parade of Nene de Vila Matilde samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A dancer performs during the parade of Aguia de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A dancer performs during the parade of Aguia de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.