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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Winning the 2015 Série A competition, the samba school Estácio de Sá returns to the Grupo Especial (Special Group) this year after an eight-year absence and will be the first school to parade during the first of two nights of Special Group competition on Sunday, February 7th.

Represented by the colors red and white and the proud symbol of a lion, Estácio de Sá will charge down the Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí as they present the enredo (theme), "Salve Jorge! O Guerreiro na Fé " (Hail . . .

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