Rio de Janeiro came alive in the night of February 12, 2018 as Brazil welcomed millions of people from around the world for the annual Rio Carnival. View the highlights as carnival dancers dazzled in the greatest show on earth.
The spectacular event marks the start of the Lent period, dancers and revellers celebrate the occasion with colourful street parties.
Dancers performed on top of monumental floats, and orchestras and musicians played samba music for all to enjoy.
The gallery highlights the best moments from the carnival including the eccentric costumes and theatrical props.
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