Mon, February 20, 2012
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Rio: Carnival parades begin in burst of fireworks

2012-02-20 07:29:26 GMT2012-02-20 15:29:26(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A dancer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday Feb. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Performers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

A performer from Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school dances during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Mud covered revelers hug tourists during their "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival parade in Parati, Brazil, Saturday Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Revelers from the Gavioes da Fiel Samba School take part in a carnival at Anhembi Sambadrome in Sao Paulo February 19 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

Carnival dancers perform on a float during a parade by the Perola Negra samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, early Sunday Feb. 19, 2012. Carnival runs Feb. 17-21. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

With a burst of fireworks and a thumping drum beat, the Renascer samba school kicked off the first night of sumptuous Carnival parades in Rio's hallowed Sambadrome on Sunday.

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