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Samba schools show off in Rio carnival


The world's most famous street party is underway in Rio de Janeiro. This year Brazilians are also celebrating an amazing spirit of perseverance. After thousands of costumes were destroyed in a February fire, some top samba schools are proving that the party must go on.

The BBC's Paolo Cabral reports from inside the 'Sambadrome'.

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