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Row over Rio Carnival role for seven-year-old girl

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A row has erupted in Brazil over the decision to make a seven-year-old girl "queen" of a top samba school taking part in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

Children's rights groups have raised concerns that it is inappropriate for a child to take on the traditionally "sexy" role for the 80-minute parade.

Julia Lira's father dismissed their concerns, saying she was a natural and would cope with dancing in the heat.

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