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By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – For the first time in over seventy years Unidos da Tijuca took the title of Carnival Champions narrowly beating Grande Rio in the judge’s verdict on Wednesday afternoon.

The school captured the imaginations of the watching millions with their parade of ‘secrets’, involving some glittering costume changes and a bateria dressed up somewhat ironically as mafiosos.

Depictions of America’s infamous ‘Area 51’ UFO research center and the Bermuda . . .

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