Published On: Tue, Feb 13th, 2018

Rio Carnival 2018 in pictures: INCREDIBLE photos as carnival lights up Brazil | World | News

The spectacular event marks the start of the Lent period, dancers and revellers celebrate the occasion with colourful street parties.

Considered one of the biggest carnivals in the world, Brazil erupted in magnificent colours and samba parade.

Dancers performed on top of monumental floats, and orchestras and musicians played samba music for all to enjoy.

The gallery highlights the best moments from the carnival including the eccentric costumes and theatrical props.

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