Brazil Carnival 2020: Spectacular Pictures from the Street Parades

World | Associated Press | February 24, 2020, 10:32 am
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 Transgender godmother Camila Prins, representing the Colorado do Bras samba school, performs at Carnival in the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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Transgender godmother Camila Prins, representing the Colorado do Bras samba school, performs at Carnival in the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A performer from the Estacio de Sa samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A performer from the Estacio de Sa samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Barroca Zona Sul samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Transgender godmother Camila Prins from the Colorado do Bras samba school performs during a Carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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Transgender godmother Camila Prins from the Colorado do Bras samba school performs during a Carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Drum queen Jack Maia from the Estacio de Sa samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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Drum queen Jack Maia from the Estacio de Sa samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)
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A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveller in costume dances during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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A reveller in costume dances during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Brazilian actress Alessandra Negrini attends the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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Brazilian actress Alessandra Negrini attends the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Revelers enjoy the
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Revelers enjoy the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, one of the many parades before the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler wears a costume with a sign that reads in Portuguese
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A reveler wears a costume with a sign that reads in Portuguese "Mermaid of Guandu" in reference to the polluted waters from the Guandu River which supplies the city, during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, one of the many parades before the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Merrymakers fill the street during the the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival
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Merrymakers fill the street during the the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Revelers enjoy the
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Revelers enjoy the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, one of the many parades before the start of Carnival in Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler in a costume enjoys the
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A reveler in a costume enjoys the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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A reveler in a costume enjoys the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler in costume strikes a pose during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival
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A reveler in costume strikes a pose during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Merrymakers participate in the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival
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Merrymakers participate in the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler flashes a heart-hand symbol during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival
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A reveler flashes a heart-hand symbol during the Bicho Maluco Beleza carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A man dances during the
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A man dances during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler performs at the
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A reveler performs at the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Revellers in costume strike a pose during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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Revellers in costume strike a pose during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler performs at the
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A reveler performs at the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Women dance during the
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Women dance during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 People fill the street during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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People fill the street during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Women dance during the
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Women dance during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler in a costume enjoys the
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A reveler in a costume enjoys the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A woman dances during the
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A woman dances during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler plays the sousaphone during the
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A reveler plays the sousaphone during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler in a costume enjoys the
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A reveler in a costume enjoys the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler enjoys the
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A reveler enjoys the "Cordao do Boitata" street party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A young performer stands with her troupe during the
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A young performer stands with her troupe during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Brazilian actress Alessandra Negrini poses for pictures with fans during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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Brazilian actress Alessandra Negrini poses for pictures with fans during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A man holds two dolls during the
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A man holds two dolls during the "Tambores de Olokun" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A reveler in a costume performs
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A reveler in a costume performs "Cordao do Boitata" street party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 People fill the street during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival
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People fill the street during the Academicos do Baixo Augusta carnival "bloco" parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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