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Friday 26 December 2014

Rio Carnival 2014: Pictures from the 'greatest show on earth'. Brazil gets in the party mood ahead of World Cup and Formula One

A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A performer from the Vila Isabel samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
A performer from the Vila Isabel samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Performers from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Brazilian former soccer player Zico dances at Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Brazilian former soccer player Rivelino dances at Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Performers from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Performers from the Mocidade samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Beija Flor samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Grande Rio samba school parade through the Sambadrome during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade through the Sambadrome for carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Drum queen Viviane Araujo, from Salgueiro samba school performs during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A performer from the Salgueiro samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A performer from the Salgueiro samba school parades carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Portela samba school pose outside the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Portela samba school poses outside the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Juliana Alves, Queen of Percussion of Unidos da Tijuca samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Juliana Alves, Queen of Percussion of Unidos da Tijuca samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Police patrol as fireworks explode at the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School performs during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Brazilian former player Rivelino gestures during their parade in Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Former Flamengo team players that won the 1981 world championship perform during Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Former Flamengo team players that won the 1981 world championship perform during Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School performs during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Cris Vianna, Queen of Percussion of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Brazilian former soccer player Zico, guest of honor of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school waves to the crow during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Cris Vianna, Queen of Percussion of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Brazilian former soccer player Zico, the guest of honor of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school waves to the crow during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Cris Vianna, Queen of Percussion of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Former soccer player Deco dances during the parade of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Imperatriz Leopoldinense Samba School perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Cris Vianna, Queen of Percussion of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Cris Vianna, Queen of Percussion of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Performers for the Vila Isabel samba school wait before its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Mocidade samba school waits to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A young reveler walks on the street outside the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Mocidade samba school waits to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Mocidade samba school runs to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members walk before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members gather before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A performer runs before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members pose before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members pose before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A performer stands before the start of the Portela samba school parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perfom during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: A TILT AND SHIFT LENS WAS USED IN THE CREATION OF THIS IMAGE) Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion, and members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Vila Isabel samba school dances during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Vila Isabel samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion of Vila Isabel samba school, reacts before its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion of Vila Isabel samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion of Vila Isabel samba school, reacts before its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion of Vila Isabel samba school, salutes the crowd before its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Sabrina Sato, Queen of Percussion of Vila Isabel samba school, performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Vila Isabel samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Mocidade samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Mocidade samba school wait to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Mocidade samba school wait to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Mocidade samba school wait to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Mocidade samba school wait to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha Samba School perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school dances during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform on a float during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Bruna Bruno of Uniao da Ilha Samba School performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Bruna Bruno of Uniao da Ilha Samba School performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs on a float during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs on a float during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha Samba School performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha Samba School perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha Samba School perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha Samba School perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of the Uniao da Ilha samba school wait to perform during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Elisangela Santos (R) and Cristina Pinheiro, dressed as slaves, pose before performing for the Vila Isabel samba school before its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of the Uniao da Ilha samba school performs during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as 'blocos de rua') all around the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School percussion wing during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A carnival float of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School dances during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios smiles during Mocidade Samba School parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School dances during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios reacts during Mocidade Samba School parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios and members of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios and members of Mocidade Samba School dance during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School reacts during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School dance during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School dance during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School percussion wing during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios salutes the crowd during Mocidade Samba School parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Queen of Percussion Mariana Rios salutes the crowd during Mocidade Samba School parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade samba school works on a float prior to its entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade samba school works on a float prior to its entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade Samba School during its parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Uniao da Ilha samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade samba school gets ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Mocidade samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade samba school gets ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade samba school gets ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school get ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Mocidade samba school gets ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: A member of Uniao da Ilha samba school gets ready prior to their entrance as part of the 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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