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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Approximately 74 official street parties known as blocos filled the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, March 1st and one famous bloco, Cordão da Bola Preta, drew a crowd of an estimated 1.3 million revelers in Rio's Centro (Downtown). There the crowd also celebrated the city's 449th birthday.

While many enjoyed the celebrations in Centro, there were also reports that the number of public toilets

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