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Costumed revelers parade for carnivals

2009-02-25 07:35:08 GMT2009-02-25 15:35:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A reveller participates in the annual block party known as the "Banda de Ipanema", one of the many carnival parties to take place in neighborhoods, in Rio de Janeiro February 21, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A reveller participates in the annual block party known as the "Banda de Ipanema", one of the many carnival parties to take place in neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro February 21, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Members Of Caporales "ENAF" perform during the Carnival parade in Oruro, some 200 km (124 miles) south of La Paz, February 21, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Members of the "Bloco da Lama" (Block of Mud) group perform on Jabaquara beach in the city of Paraty, 263 km (163 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, February 21, 2009. During Carnival, people dress up as cave men, cover themselves with mud and parade through the streets, among others. Carnival festivities throughout Brazil run through February 24.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A reveller participates in the annual block party known as the "Banda de Ipanema", one of the many carnival parties to take place in neighborhoods, in Rio de Janeiro February 21, 2009.

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