Sunday, February 24, 2013

Samba Dancers - Brazil's Carnival - (2)

By Edecio Martinez, Published: Feb 13, 2013, 8:56 AM EST, weather.com

Brazil Carnival 2013: Vibrant Colors on Parade


Rio Carnival 2013: Samba Schools Vie For Title
PHOTO: Rio Carnival 2013: Samba Schools Vie For Title
By AP  |  Posted: 02/12/2013 8:55 am EST  |  Updated: 02/12/2013 8:55 am EST

In Rio de Janeiro, more than 72,000 spectators jammed into the Sambodrome to watch the spectacle of samba school floats, dancers, and extravagant costumes during Carnival. Even more people -- millions of locals and visitors -- took part in the many "blocos," or street parties, dancing and drinking into the wee hours of the night.

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Perfect weather greeted Carnival's revelers on Tuesday as Rio de Janeiro's samba schools competed for the title of the year's best in an all night parade at the city's famous Sambadrome.


Samba queens, fantasy floats, steel drums and dental floss bikinis.
PHOTO: Samba queens, fantasy floats, steel drums and dental floss bikinis.
Festivities kicked off on Saturday (with Megan Fox popping in) and last through until Fat Tuesday, after which begins Lent, during which one is meant to abstain from all bodily pleasures.
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The over-the-top floats, heart-pounding percussion and nearly nude samba dancers of six elite schools paraded in competition, while six other schools also performed. Results will be announced later in the week, the Associated Press reports.

The Sambadrome parades are the highpoint of Rio's six-day long Carnival, which draws hundreds of thousands of costumed party-goers. Carnival wraps up on Ash Wednesday.


Rio Carnival 2013: Samba Queens And Fantasy Floats Descend On Brazilian City.
PHOTO: Rio Carnival 2013: Samba Queens And Fantasy Floats Descend On Brazilian City.
The festival's official website points out: "Carnival, with all its excesses, celebrated as a profane event, can be considered an act of farewell to the pleasures of the flesh."
By Sara C Nelson, posted: 11/02/2013 11:21 GMT  |  Updated: 11/02/2013 11:31 GMT
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RIO and CARNIVAL. What a delicious combination! Rio is not known as the ‘Marvelous City’ without good reason. 


From the Tijuca Rainforest to the Atlantic Ocean and the Carioca Mountain Range, the city is blessed with unmatched natural surroundings while the residents represent a potpourri of cultures as well.


The Rio Carnival Attracts People From All Over The World.
PHOTO: The Rio Carnival Attracts People From All Over The World.
The city is blessed with unmatched natural surroundings while the residents represent a potpourri of cultures as well. 
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Its cultural diversity can be best experienced during the Rio Carnival, a time of feasting when work in Brazil comes to a standstill and the turns into one big party zone. 

The Carnival lasts for a week leading up to Ash Wednesday although the celebrations start as early as December.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2013: the first night of parades in the Sambadrome
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2013: the first night of parades in the Sambadrome
A reveller from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a floatPicture: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
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There are many theories as to the origin of the Carnival with stories of it being a pagan celebration in ancient Rome. 

Carnival balls became popular in Rio in the nineteenth century with legendary balls held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel and the Municipal Theater. 

The inevitable influence of Afro-Brazilian culture in the form of the samba heralded the beginning of the Samba Parade in the 1930s. 

It is the ethnic melting pot of Rio that makes this festival unlike any in the world.

 
Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school gets ready for the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino.

The world famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival procession was held once more in the Sambadrome. Thousands of revellers and spectators enjoyed a visual display of colors, dancers, floats, streamers and costumes all set to the sounds of samba music. It is one of the events around the world one should put on their bucket list. Simply totally cool.
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Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school takes part in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
Drum Queen Bruna Almeida of the Sao Clemente samba school takes part in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
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Drum Queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
Drum Queen Luiza Brunet of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
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Drum Queen Adriane Galisteu of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
Drum Queen Adriane Galisteu of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
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A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011
A reveller of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes.
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This school dancer do Peruche States, sings during a show before the carnival held in Sao Paulo, on March 4.
PHOTO: Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro 2011
This school dancer do Peruche States, sings during a show before the carnival held in Sao Paulo, on March 4.
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Beautiful Carnaval Princess Drag Queen Woman in Bikini
PHOTO: Beautiful Carnaval Princess Drag Queen Woman in Bikini

This picture of a beautiful carnaval princess drag queen woman was created in Santa Cruz de Tenerife during the carnival cruise through the festival streets of the fest.

This picture was created by my well groomed friend epSos.de and can be used for free, if you link epSos.de as the original author of the image.

This cute woman in bikini appeared to be the hottest miss carnival contestant of the parade. Her costume might be inspired by the royal Disney Princess mermaid Ariel. So that her legs are fish and the top of the beautiful body is female human with a golden crown of the sea queen.

The name of this female beauty pageant miss is Angeles Hernández Paez.
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Thousands of revellers and spectators enjoyed a visual display of colors, dancers, floats, streamers and costumes all set to the sounds of samba music. It is one of the events around the world one should put on their bucket list. Simply totally cool.

The combination of the cultural diversity and Brazilian swing rhythm is what makes the Carnival in Rio so unique. No matter where it comes from, it becomes a great party which attracts audience and enthusiasts from all over the world. Here a picture of the best carnival pics in 2012!



Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012

PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
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 Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012


PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Posted on 2nd March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012
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 Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
PHOTO: Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
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Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
PHOTO: Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro Carnival

PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro Carnival
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Rio Carnival 2012: Brazilian Beauties on Parade

Rio Carnival 2012: Brazilian Beauties on Parade PHOTO: Rio Carnival 2012: Brazilian Beauties on Parade
By Ewan Palmer, February 20, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012
PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2012
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Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)

Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
PHOTO: Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
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Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)

Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
PHOTO: Best Carnival 2012 Pics (part 1)
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