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By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio is always a popular international tourism destination, and never more so than during the Carnival holiday. This year, in addition to seeing an increase in domestic tourism, broke new records in the number of travelers arriving by cruise ship - an estimated 80,000 people through the long weekend.

On Sunday, February 10th alone, 40,000 people disembarked from eight transatlantic cruise ships, a record number for a single day in Rio's . . .

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