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By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It’s just thirteen weeks until Carnival, the biggest, most anticipated event on the Carioca calendar, where samba dance parades, music and street parties go on all day, and, in most cases, all night. With the countdown clearly underway for the Carnival schools of Rio de Janeiro, rehearsals are in full swing and preparations are being made in anticipation of their big performances at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?