Brazil's Carnival in full swing

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Published on March 4, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

Brazil's Carnival in full swing

Rio de Janeiro is packed with its iconic samba music, dancers and revelry as Carnival kicked off over the weekend and will culminate on Ash Wednesday March 6th, which also marks the beginning of 40 days of Lent.

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Brazil's Carnival in full swing

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Rio's samba schools were in full swing on Saturday for the annual Carnival as they paraded through the specially-built Sambadrome in a dazzling display of revelry.

The Sambadrome is the venue for a competition judged on elements such as choreography, atmosphere, organisation, and singing.

While the processions are famous for their festive atmosphere, the competition between samba schools is fierce.

First place results are bragging rights among Rio's mostly poor communities.

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival officially began on March 1 and will last until March 6 during which time the city will receive hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to watch the parades and take part in raucous street parties known locally as "blocos."

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