By Bruno De Nicola, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The 2010 samba school technical rehearsals started at the Sambodrome, a thrilling weekend of cheerful parades lightened up the Sapocaí Avenue.

Last Saturday night G.R.E.S. Unidos do Porto da Pedra, the gremio from São Gonçalo (just north of Niterói) showed some new moves to the many Cariocas dancing on the stadium's bleachers. The youngest samba school in the top series is focused on taking home its first title this year.

Porto da Pedra is . . .

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