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By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The currently number one ranked samba school, G.R.E.S. Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, will enter the Sambódromo, Monday, February 11th as the third school of the night to parade for the Grupo Especial (Special Group). Known for their elaborate and artistic presentations, the twelve-time Carnival Champions, are among the favorites for this year’s competition.

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