A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade.
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Now this is a carnival float. Eat your heart out Rose Bowl Committee. Dancers of Sao Clemente samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February Photo Felipe Dana/Associated Press
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Rio Carnival - Photo gallery - A reveller of Imperatriz samba school performs on a float during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA