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Portrait from the Banda VI  

Portrait from the Banda VI

Portraits and Photos from Rio Carnival 2008 - Day 1

February 2nd 2008
Banda de Ipanema Out of the sambadrome and onto the streets. Blocos (street parties) are electrifying the city. Reports of 500,000 people attending "Cordao da Bola de Preta" in down-town Rio. Thousands joined the party in Ipanema and it continues on in the rain showers and the dark. ... read more
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Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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