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Monday, 11 February, 2002, 06:14 GMT
In pictures: Rio celebrates
Rio de Janeiro comes to life in a dazzling array of colour and costumes as the city stages its world-famous annual carnival.


A performer dances
Exotic dancers delighted thousands of revellers

Line of dancers
Performers showed off their lavish outfits

Children partake in a parade
Children shared in the fun of the occasion

Men dressed as clowns
The crowds were entertained by a host of performers

Revellers admire an extravagant outfit
Outlandish costumes kept the crowds amused

Couple wearing masks of President Bush and Osama Bin Laden
Even Bush and Bin Laden enjoyed the festivities

Alex Silva (left), King of the Carnival, dances with his queen, Patricia Sherida
The party kicked off when the key to the city was handed to the carnival 'king'
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