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Best images from Carnival in Brazil 2018

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 48: A member of the Grupo Especial Salgueiro samba school takes part in the carnival celebration at the Marques de Sapucai sambodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 February 2018. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro runs from 09 February to 18 February and is one of the largest carnivals in the world.

Carnivals are taking place across Brazil, marking the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter. Millions gather together not just from Brazil but also from around the world to participate in parades, floats and block parties. Here's a look at images from the festivities across the country, including the famous Rio Carnival which is being held from Feb. 9 to 18.

(Pictured): A member of the Grupo Especial Salgueiro samba school takes part in the carnival celebration at Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 13.

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