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Brazil carnival in pictures

Millions of people across Brazil have joined the first day of the annual carnival festivities despite concerns about the outbreak of the Zika virus. Unfurled by the outbreak of Zika virus, people welcomed the festival with great merriment.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 February 2016, 03:01:42 PM
The carnival fever

The carnival fever

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Mosquito nets costumes have been popular in Recife's carnival
The parades

The parades

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The annual ritual of parades in Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach

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Government employees in Copacabana Beach handed out leaflets with information about Zika
Revelers dressed up as Aedes mosquito

Revelers dressed up as Aedes mosquito

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In typical carnival irreverence, some revellers in Recife dressed up as the Aedes mosquito
Dawn rooster parade

Dawn rooster parade

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More than one million people joined the traditional Dawn Rooster parade in Recife