By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of police on duty during Carnival has been stepped up this year to 14,454 in order to help ensure the safety of partygoers. The figure marks an increase of 2,500 compared to 2012, aiming to improve security while an estimated million visitors pour into Rio.

Starting today at 8AM when the Carnival officially begins, Rio’s streets will also see an increase in the number of police . . .

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