The most traditional street parades in Rio -began at 20h Saturday and ended at 6am on Sunday - invaded the streets of downtown with a record two million revelers and marched in disguise singing and dancing in a joyous frenzy to the rhythm of the samba, reports AFP.
Huge organized parades are led by samba schools shows off a very lively and colorful parade with sexy dancer - naked- who sang samba-plot of their school in the Sambadrome (a purpose-built parade area in downtown Rio de Janeiro) at the Marques de Sapucaí
This samba marathon began at 07:00 local (0900 GMT), you could see everything such as A pensioner dressed as Pope Benedict XVI, with a purple robe, embroidered in gold, while four of his friends were flying in pink tulle tutus. Later a group, represented the family of the famous cartoon Simpson American marching alongside a Cleopatra.
During the weekend, 171 street parades take place throughout the city according to the company and municipal tourism Riotur, four million people march during the five days of carnival in the streets of the city, including 850,000 tourists.