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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city government of Rio de Janeiro has approved 462 blocos (street parades) for 2017 Carnival celebrations in the city. The official list of approved blocos was released on Friday, January 13th, by the city’s tourism agency Riotur.

The full list of approved blocos has 53 fewer than Carnival last year and totals at 463, out of 536 that applied. The current list details the name of . . .

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