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A member of the samba school Grande Rio performs on the second day of parades at the Sambodrome during the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Performers from the Grande Rio samba school entertain some of the nearly 100,000 paying spectators who turned out for the all-night spectacle at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Performers from Grande Rio samba school are decked out in feathers and beads.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERNANDO BIZERRA JR / EPA

A performer puts on an act in front of a frightening display at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A dancer spreads his wings on a float during Carnaval celebrations at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

Dancers create a sea of color and texture during the celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

A dancer from the Grande Rio samba school is dressed in a rainbow of feathers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A float puts together a dancer in red and a monster in blue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A dancer from the Mocidade samba school gyrates at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school float passes before reviewing stands at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A member of the Vila Isabel samba school sees the world in black and white.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERNANDO BIZERRA JR / EPA

A Beija Flor samba school member performs on a float featuring an oversized bust of a man at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

Members of the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Dancers of Beija Flor samba school twirl and sway in unison on the Carnaval parade route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A member of the Beija Flor samba school parades in feathers and facepaint.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP / Getty Images

The Beija Flor samba school float rolls down the parade route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

A dancer from the Beija Flor samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

Dancers from the Vila Isabel samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

A dancer from the Porto da Pedra samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

The Unidos da Vila Isabel samba school takes its turn in the Sambadrome spotlight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

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4 Comments

  1. February 20, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Reblogged this on HECHO en las AMERICAS and commented:
    Photo-Essay muito legal de Carnival do Rio 2012

  2. February 20, 2012, 10:46 pm

    One more time the LA Times shows its ignorance about Brazil, they could at least be well informed. This is not a dancer, she is the 38 year old, Antônia Fontenelle a famous brazilian actress, that was a special guest, as Queen of the Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel Samba School.
    Next time you act like the brazilian press that publishes the correct names of the american actress that go to Brazil to watch the Carnaval.

    By: The Brazilian
  3. February 21, 2012, 12:09 pm

    TOO BAD AMERICA DON'T HAVE HOT BABES LIKE BRAZIL. ALL WE HAVE ARE MOSTLY FAT AS= AND SKINNY BONE. THESE BRAZIL DANCER NEED TO TEACH AMERICA GIRLS HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE.

    By: lllll
  4. February 23, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Oh please. Be sure about what you write… Carnival for us is part of the culture, not for all the brazilians, but we respect the festival. I like to read this journal, but again I am disappointed about the point of view you have from Brazil. You are all welcome here in World Cup and we gonna work to offer a wonderful party.

    By: Beki

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