Rio Carnival

 
 
 
  • Members of the Renascer Jacarepagua samba school perform during the Sambadrome parade's first night, in Rio de Janeiro. Rio's two nights of famously extravagant Carnival parades began in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of festival goers who have been partying on the streets for days. (Vanderlei Almeida, AFP)
  • The Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during carnival celebrations. (Felipe Dana, AP)
  • A dancer from the Mocidade samba school swings from a float during the Carnival. (Felipe Dana, AP)
  • A reveller of Imperatriz samba school performs on a float. (Antonio Scorza, AFP)
  • Revellers of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school perform during the Carnival. (Vanderlei Almeida, AFP)
  • (Vanderlei Almeida, AFP)
  • (Felipe Dana, AP)
  • A woman applies costume make-up for carnival celebrations. (Fernando Vergara, AP)
  • (Victor R. Caivano, AP)
  • A reveller of Portela samba school performs on a float during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome. (Antonio Scorza, AFP)
  • Legs of revellers of Imperatriz samba school are seen during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome. (Christophe Simon, AFP)
  • A dancer from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school performs during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana, AP)
  • Performers from the Renascer de Jacarepagua samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome. (Victor R. Caivano, AP)
  • A reveller of Mocidade samba school dances during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. (Christophen Simon, AFP)
  • Musician Jennifer Lopez greets people as she watches the carnival parade with Casper Smart at the Sambadrome. (Victor R. Caivano,AP)