20 February 2012 14:15 | By Tom Phillips
Rio Carnival 2012: in pictures

Photographs of the 2012 Rio de Janeiro Carnival

Rio Carnival 2012 (© Reuters)
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The 2012 Carnival in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, the largest carnival in the world, is well under way. For days, revellers have been celebrating - including the famous Samba Parade on Sunday night, which attracts hundred of thousands of spectators.


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