Feedback
News
gallery

Brazil’s Wild Carnival Parades Roll On

Samba schools prepare and practice for months for Brazil's Carnival, which attracts visitors from around the globe.

The float of the samba school Mocidade rolls through the Sambadrome on Feb. 7, the first night of parades, during the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

MARCELO SAYAO / EPA

Members of "Unidos da Tijuca" take part in the first day of parades.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Mocidade School's parade display was based on Don Quixote.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Members of the Uniao da Ilha do Governador Samba School perform at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

LUIZ EDUARDO PEREZ / EPA

A member of Mocidade dances.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A member of the Grande Rio samba school performs.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A member of the Beija Flor Samba School performs at the Sambadrome.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A member of the Beija Flor Samba School performs.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A dragon-shaped float from the Beija Flor Samba School.

ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A performer from the Beija Flor samba school.

Leo Correa / AP

A member of the Uniao da Ilha do Governador Samba School does a handstand while in a wheelchair.

MARCELO SAYAO / EPA

A performer from Beija Flor samba school performs at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

Leo Correa / AP

Performers from the Uniao da Ilha parade during carnival celebrations.

Silvia Izquierdo / AP

Performers from the Beija Flor samba school interact with the crowd.

Silvia Izquierdo / AP

Performers from the Uniao da Ilha samba school parade in front of a replica of Rio's famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue.

Silvia Izquierdo / AP

A performer from Uniao da Ilha samba school blows bubbles.

Leo Correa / AP

A performer from Estacio de Sa samba school points at the camera during the first night of during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

Leo Correa / AP