Carnival 2012 - The biggest party on Earth leads into Fat Tuesday - slide 9
Revellers from the Vila Isabel samba school perform at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February The night parades in Rio's hallowed Sambadrome marked the high point of the pre-Lent Carnival festival
50,000 police in Rio as Mardi Gras carnivals kick off around the globe
police in Rio as Mardi Gras carnivals kick off around the globe
Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school participate in the second night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome.