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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, February 13th, seven of the fifteen Série A samba schools will parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambódromo, officially starting the 2015 edition of the internationally famous Carnvial competition. While not the top tier of competition, the stakes remain high for the schools, as the winner of the Série A group (formerly the Access Group) will move into the Special Group in 2016.

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