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Rio Carnival: Partygoers light up Brazilian extravaganza – watch live – BBC News

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Welcome to our live
stream of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, during which we’re expecting huge
crowds to join in the revelry in this famous Brazilian city.

Carnival is among the
world’s largest parties – and the one thrown by Rio de Janeiro is always
exceptional. Expect the streets to be filled with colour, music and dance,
complete with elaborate parades and lavish dance troupes.

Officially meant to last
five days, festivities often begin weeks in advance and last till much later.

It is difficult to
overemphasise what Rio Carnival means to Brazil. It is a joyful celebration of
the country’s rich history, traditions, and culture.

We won’t be providing
live text updates, but click the play button at the top of this page to see
what’s happening.