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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Drums, pulsating hips and buckets of alegria (joy), after a month of Carnival warm-up blocos (or street parties), Rio’s party-goers are chomping at the bit for the main event - Carnival weekend - which begins on Friday. With just days remaining, those in the know get their bloco itinerary mapped well before setting out.

Inês Andrade is a Carioca who has gone to Carnival every year . . .

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