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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When one thinks of Carnival in Brazil one thinks of Rio de Janeiro or maybe the Northeastern city of Salvador. South America’s largest metropolis, São Paulo, however, has been attracting more and party-goers. According to officials this year, the city is expected receive the largest number of carnival ‘blocos’ in its history.

“In the past if you wanted to enjoy blocos you had to go to Rio, Salvador or even a small city in the interior of São Paulo,” says Larissa Silva, resident of São . . .

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