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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Samba school São Clemente will be the third school to parade down the Sambódromo during the second night of the 2016 Carnival Grupo Especial (Special Group) competition on February 8th. Known for their satirical parades that address issues faced by Brazilian society, this year São Clemente will examine the portrayal and purpose of clowns as they present the theme "Mais de mil palhaços no salão" (Over a thousand clowns in the lounge).

The only school from Zona Sul (South Zone) in the Special Group competition . . .

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