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People enjoy the Ipanema beach amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians are packing the beaches and bars this weekend, taking advantage of a long holiday to indulge in normal life even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with an image depicting the Lebanon national flag in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in solidarity for the victims of Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.

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People play with a soccer ball on Copacabana beach amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro authorities began to ease the city's lockdown amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with a message that reads in Portuguese; "More than 500 thousand lives world" in reference to the people who have died from COVID-19 worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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LGBT demonstrators protest against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and the way he is managing the new coronavirus pandemic and to demand respect for the LGBT rights, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Residents, some wearing masks due to COVID-19, look at the bodies of people on the sidewalk who died during an armed confrontation, after the bodies were brought from inside the Alemao slum complex to one of slum's entrances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the civil police, 10 people were found dead during a police operation against alleged drug traffickers.

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The Portuguese word "Hunger" is projected over the Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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An empty coffin stands against the wall at the entrance of a funeral home during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Nossa Senhora das Gracas cemetery in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as Latin America’s largest nation veers closer to becoming one of the world’s pandemic hot spots.

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A member of a cultural center wears a mask to protect himself against the spread of the new coronavirus, as he donates food for poor families in Turano favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The governors of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the states hardest hit by the virus, have banned public gatherings, closed schools and businesses and called for strict social distancing.

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A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Mocidade samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira from the Beija Flor samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Mangueira samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Estacio de Sa samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Viradouro samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A reveler dressed in Spider-Man costume strikes a pose at the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From very early in the morning revelers take the streets of the bohemian neighborhood Santa Teresa for one of the many block parties during the Carnival celebrations in the city.

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Police officers throw tear gas during clashes with party-goers after the official start of Carnival, on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police officers and municipal guards dispersed attendees with gas bombs, and moments of tension were experienced in the deconcentration of the event, which brought together hundreds of thousands of people.

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Fireworks explode over a floating Christmas tree at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A child looks as biologist Volmer de Aguiar Salvador, dressed in a Santa Claus costume and scuba gear, swims inside the AquaRio aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The "Rio Star" ferris wheel stands at dusk after its inauguration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The "Rio Star" ferris wheel, Latin America's biggest, measures 88 meters high and a complete lap will take around 18 minutes.

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After performing the choreography, “Un violador en tu camino” or "A rapist in your path," women show their support for Chile's anti-government protesters, in a demonstration against gender-based violence, at Cinelandia Square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Women perform the choreography, “Un violador en tu camino” or "A rapist in your path," in a demonstration against gender-based violence, at Cinelandia Square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The blindfolded women chanted the words that include: "The fault wasn't mine, nor where I was, nor how I was dressed. You were the rapist, you are the rapist," originated by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis which has become a global mantra for women against gender violence.

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Brazilian singer Anitta, center, performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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U.S. singer Bebe Rexha performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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U.S. singer Bebe Rexha performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A demonstrator wearing a mask with the likeness of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and brandishing a fake chainsaw, protests in defense of the Amazon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian Amazon saw almost 31 thousand fires in August, the highest for the month since 2010, according to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.

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A woman wears a mask of Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro during a rally in support of the government's "Car Wash" investigation into corruption on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Supporters of the president and the justice minister called for the nationwide demonstration.

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In this frame grab from video provided by TV Globo, an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus, steps outside of the bus momentarily on the bridge connecting the city of Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The man threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television.

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, from left, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, India's Minister of State for Road Transport Vijay Kumar Singh and South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor, gather for a group photo during the BRICS representatives meeting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Minister of State for Road Transport Vijay Kumar Singh, left, and Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, pose for photograpghers as he arrives to take part in a photo session of BRICS representatives, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. BRICS is a grouping of major emerging economies encompassing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The delegations from the BRICS nations began meeting Friday to pave the way for a summit in November.

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Brazil's Dani Alves holds his MVP trophy aloft after his team defeated Peru 3-1 in the final match of the Copa America at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil's team celebrates with the trophy after the 3-1 victory over Peru at the end the final soccer match of the Copa America at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds a sign in favor of Justice Minister Sergio Moro, during a pro-government rally along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro march along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Supporters of the president and Justice Minister Sergio Moro called for nationwide demonstrations in support of the government and the "Car Wash" investigation into corruption.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, bottom, waves to fans as teammate Sergio Aguero, top, smiles at the end of a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Venezuela at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina won 2-0.

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Argentina's Lautaro Martinez, right, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal with teammate Lionel Messi during a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Venezuela at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Argentina's Lautaro Martinez celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Venezuela at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, left, heads the ball to score his side's first goal against Chile during a Copa America Group C soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated Chile 1-0.

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez gestures to spectators during a Copa America Group C soccer match against Chile at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated defending champion Chile 1-0 to claim top spot in its group.

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A Peru fans cheers for his team prior a Copa America Group A soccer match against Bolivia at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A man carries a sign that reads in Portuguese "Get out Bolsonaro," referring to the Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as "General elections now!" and "Freedom to Lula," during a protest against government-proposed pension reforms on the day of a nationwide strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The strike is the first since the arrival of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 1.

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Brazilian soccer player Neymar speaks to journalists as he leaves a police station where he spoke to police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro police said that soccer star Neymar was expected to testify in the investigation linked to a woman's rape allegation against him.

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Demonstrators hold crosses with text that reads in Portuguese "Jobs." "Salaries," "Housing," during a protest against a massive cut in the education budget imposed by the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Students take part in a nation-wide education strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Federal education officials this month announced budget cuts of $1.85 billion for public education, part of a wider government effort to slash spending.

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Women wade through a flooded street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Heavy rains killed at least 10 people and left a trail of destruction in Rio de Janeiro raising questions about the city's preparedness to deal with recurring extreme weather.

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A woman holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "Never commemorate, remember to not repeat. Dictatorship never more," during a protest against the military coup of 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A woman wipes away tears during a memorial Mass to mark the one-year anniversary of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco, at the Candelaria Catholic Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were gunned down in Central Rio, a brazen assassination that shocked Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries.

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Women wring from cloths red ink symbolizing blood, during a protest organized by the NGO Rio de Paz against the slaying of councilwoman Marielle Franco, and other unsolved murders, at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A family wear stickers that read in Portuguese "Free Lula" and "Marielle" in reference to jailed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and slain councilwoman Marielle Franco, during a march marking International Women's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A statue on a float is seen during the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Drum queen Elaine Azevedo from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Union da Ilha samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Vila Isabel samba school parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Vila Isabel samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Vila Isabel samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Drum queen Raphaela Gomes from the Sao Clemente samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Drum queen Raissa de Oliveira, from the Beija Flor samba school, performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Union da Ilha samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A carnival reveler wearing a nun habit as part of her costume attends the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of the appeal of Rio street parties is the variety of themes and that people can dress up in costumes or not.

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A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer from the Imperio Serrano samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A reveler in a costume poses for the picture during the Carmelitas street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A reveler wearing a Deadpool costume carries a woman in a Super Woman costume as they enjoy the Carmelitas street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Revelers perform during the Carmelitas street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Much of the appeal of Rio street parties is the variety of themes and that people can dress up in costumes or not.

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Carnival King Momo Wilson Neto, holds the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, opted not to attend the ceremony, and in his place Rio's Tourism President Marcelo Alves handed over the key.

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Brazil's former soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho, right, and Emerson Carvalho de Souza, center, look at the paintings by Carvalho de Souza, during the inauguration of an exposition about Ronaldinho at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronaldinho was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year.

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Firefighters work to resuscitate the driver of a commuter train that was involved in a collision with another train in Sao Cristovao station, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Firefighters worked for over six hours to rescue the train's driver, who was caught under the wreckage.

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A reveler in antlers poses for a photo during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. People gathered for one of the many parades before the official start of Carnival on March 1.

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A reveler performs during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the many parades before the official start of Carnival on March 1.

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Carnival revelers perform during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil one of the many parades before the official start of Carnival on March 1.

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A reveler in costume laughs during the "Cordao do Boitata" street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil one of the many parades before the official start of Carnival on March 1.

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A woman wears a crown with the words "Marielle present," in honor of slain councilwoman Marielle Franco, during the "Se Benze que da" block party which she created in 2005, in the Mare slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A couple kisses during the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Revelers perform during the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A reveler performs during the "Ceu na Terra" or Heaven on Earth street party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Merrymakers take to the streets in hundreds of open-air "bloco" parties ahead of Rio's over-the-top Carnival, the highlight of the year for many.

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The basement entrance to a Pilates clinic is flooded in the aftermath of a violent storm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio officials say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction.

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A city worker scrapes mud from a sidewalk beside two cars left precariously balanced on sidewalk poles in the aftermath of a violent storm, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Firefighters work to recover two bodies trapped inside a bus that was partially buried in mud during a violent storm in the Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio officials say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction.

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A man rides his motorcycle through an alley strewn with debris and mud in the aftermath of a violent storm in the Rocinha slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Pedestrians walk near a beached boat at the Arpoador Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio officials say torrential downpours and strong winds have killed at least five people and left a trail of destruction.

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