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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil - February, 04th 2008 - A man dressed as a ¨Clovis¨ or ¨bate-bola¨, a usual costume for the Carnival parties in Brazil
¨The event and the parade which takes place in Rio de Janeiro is the most famous and richest Carnival in Brazil and, may be, in the whole world. A million tourists join millions of Rio de Janeiro residents (known as "cariocas") in the world's most fantastic party spanning several days and nights. From the Friday before Ash Wednesday to the following Thursday, the whole city shuts down for a wild celebration. In a city riven by poverty, Carnival represents a moment of freedom and release, when the aspirations of cariocas can be expressed in music, dances and songs.¨ (from: http://www.studyenglishtoday.net/rio-carnival.html)