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By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The anticipation is finally over and Carnival 2013 has arrived with Rio embracing yet another of its most popular and important annual traditions. Having received a reported 1.1 million people at Carnival 2012, experts predict an increase in numbers this year, bringing even more revenues to Brazil’s growing economy.

Ana Christina Fiedler from Riotur, the city’s official tourist guide, reveals, “Carnival is the biggest event of the city’s . . .

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