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By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Blocos are the street parades that take place in all of Rio's neighborhoods and commence as early as January, continuing all the way past the official Carnival dates (March 4th - 8th). The holiday in Rio is mainly known as the weekend at the Sambódromo, but the Carnival tradition actually began with the street parades that . . .

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