Cleaners sweeping the streets after the Rio carnival
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How do you clean up after world's biggest carnival?

15 February 2013 Last updated at 22:32 GMT

Around 770 tonnes of rubbish have already been collected following the Rio carnival, according to the company in charge of cleaning the city's streets.

Preliminary figures suggests this represents a 20% increase in waste compared to last year.

BBC Mundo's Gerardo Lissardy reports on the huge operation.