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Violence taints Brazil's carnivals

At least two people have been killed and several injured across the country amid the festivities

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Grande Rio samba school performers at the Sambadrome; over 72,000 people cheered on their favourite school in Rio's annual party.
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Grande Rio samba school performers at the Sambadrome; over 72,000 people cheered on their favourite school in Rio's annual party.

Rio De Janeiro

TENS of thousands of people flooded Rio's streets on Sunday to watch samba dancers in dazzling costumes defy downpours and bare sparkly flesh in a fantasy Brazilians dream of year round.

An estimated crowd of more than 72,000, from great-grandmothers to babes in arms