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A member of a samba school, above, performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday night. The festivities each year rouse millions to revel in nearly a week of parades and block parties.

A woman dances next to costumed performers in the traditional march of 'Cordao do Bola Preta' during the Carnival in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA