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2011 Carnival in Rio

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the world's biggest, sexiest, most colourful party. Dating back to 1723, the festival begins with fireworks and ends with elaborate floats.


Trekking in Rio de Janeiro

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Exploring Tijuca National Park, a jungle inside a city.
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Carnaval in Brazil: Rio and beyond

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One of the world’s largest parties, Carnaval is celebrated in practically every town and city in Brazil.
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Searching for the perfect samba beat

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If samba is the soul of Rio, its heart is Lapa, a rough-and-tumble district on the edge of downtown that is home to dozens of old-fashioned samba clubs and music-filled bars.
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The top 10 attractions in Rio de Janeiro

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Known as the cidade maravilhosa, the “marvellous city” stretches between rain-forest covered peaks and white-sand beaches, with a wild mix of architecture scattered along its buzzing tree-lined streets.
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Rio de Janeiro in pictures

From beautiful beaches to Christ the Redeemer, iconic images of this Brazilian city.


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