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Rio Carnival 2014 - Day 2...RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 03: Members of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 03, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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The Unidos da Tijuca Samba School carnival parade, at Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil late on Monday. Rio’s two nights of carnival parades began on March 2, attracting thousands of people from home and abroad. Read more

Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday.

Workers construct a Carnival float in the Grande Rio Samba School warehouse on February 24, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carnival officially begins on February 28 but pre-festivities have already begun

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Workers construct a Carnival float in the Grande Rio Samba School warehouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carnival officially begins on February 28 but pre-festivities have already begun.

A worker hauls in a rope while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue during a media tour following a ceremony blessing the workers by the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, on February 14, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue was damaged by multiple lightning strikes recently and crews are beginning to repair the damage while adding more lightning rods to the famed statue.

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A worker hauls in a rope while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue during a media tour following a ceremony blessing the workers by the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, on Friday. The statue in Brazil’s second-largest city was damaged by multiple lightning strikes recently and crews are beginning to repair the damage while adding more lightning rods.

Lightning flashes over the Christ the Re...Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro on January 14, 2014.

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Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro.

Children play around a man disguised as Batman at the Favela do Metro slum, area just near the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 9, 2014. Families living in this shantytown within a stone's throw of Rio 's mythical Maracana stadium refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the FIFA World Cup circus pitches camp in June.

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Children play around a man dressed as Batman in the Favela do Metro shantytown, near the Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Families living in this area refuse to have their homes demolished as part of a project to renovate the district before the Fifa World Cup begins in June.

Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as 'Cracolandia', or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the Economist, recent studies have shown Brazil to be the world's largest crack market, with 1-1.2 million users.

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Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as “Cracolandia”, or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A boy walks past military police standing guard outside the seafront Windsor Barra hotel before the start of an auction of one of the world's biggest offshore oil finds on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil is auctioning its Libra offshore oilfield which holds between 8-12 billion barrels of oil and protesters are demonstrating outside the hotel against the participation of foreign oil companies.

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A boy walks past military police standing guard outside the seafront Windsor Barra hotel before the start of an auction of one of the world’s biggest offshore oil finds on Monday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protesters are demonstrating outside the hotel against the participation of foreign oil companies in the sale of the country’s Libra offshore oilfield, which holds between 8bn and 12bn barrels of oil.

A demonstrator marches during a teachers protest demanding better working conditions and against police beating, on Monday night in Rio de Janeiro.

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A demonstrator marches during a teachers protest demanding better working conditions and against police beating, late on Monday night in Rio de Janeiro.

 An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil

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An orangutan covers itself with a blanket during winter time at Rio de Janeiro Zoo in Brazil