Samba and steps May 29th 2012 Think Rio, and often people will think Carnival. It is after all probably the most famous celebration of Shrove Tuesday anywhere in the world. We picture Carnival running for one or maybe a few days and if you have seen pictures of the floats and dancers you will maybe have an inkling of the work involved behind the scenes, but it is probably no more than that, just an inkling.
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro 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