Carnaval Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro - Sambodromo Parade Stadium

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    Carnaval Samba Parade Is One of World's Greatest Shows

    Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is marvelous party, but it's much more than just a Mardi Gras celebration the night before Ash Wednesday. The Rio Carnaval party goes on for a week, with the annual Samba Parades highlighting the pre-Mardi Gras festivities.


    These photos from the Rio Samba Parade were taken on a Carnaval cruise to Rio on Celebrity Cruises' Infinity that included tickets to the Sambodromo parade.

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