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Samba schools show off in Rio carnival

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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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