A member of the Grande Rio samba school performs during Carnival.
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A member of the Grande Rio samba school performs during Carnival.
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03/04/2019 14:07 EST

Costumes Galore Grace The Carnival Stage In Rio De Janeiro

See the stunning photos from Brazil's annual pre-Lent celebration.

The historic Carnival in Rio de Janeiro never seems to disappoint with its plethora of costumes, colors and participants. This weekend’s celebration was no different. See some amazing images from Brazil below.

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Members of the Viradouro samba school perform.

              

     

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Performers from the Salgueiro samba school take part in the parade.

   

 

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Members of Viradouro perform.

    

 

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Drum queen Sabrina Sato from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school performs.

    

 

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Percussion queen Viviane Araujo of Salgueiro performs.

    

 

 

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Percussion queen Raissa Machado of Viradouro performs.

    

 

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A performer dances for Viradouro.

   

 

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Members of the Beija-Flor samba school perform.

   

 

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A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school takes part in Carnival.

   

 

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Revelers from Beija-Flor perform.

   

 

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Members of Viradouro perform.

   

  

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A member of Viradouro performs.

    

 

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A member of the Imperio Serrano samba school performs.

   

  

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A reveler from Imperatriz Leopoldinense performs.

   

  

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A member of Viradouro performs.

   

 

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Members of Salgueiro perform.

   

 

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A member of Viradouro performs.

   

 

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Performers from Salgueiro take part in the parade.

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