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Rio De Janeiro - Carnival - Winner's parade

February 24th 2007
While we did miss most of the Rio Carnival we were lucky enough to be in town for the winner’s parade. It starts at 9 pm and lasted until 6 am and showcased the top teams for the parades earlier in the week. It blows the Macy's parade out of the water. It seems that each team is from an area of town, each having their own rally song. The crowd dances and sings that song over and over while that ... 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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