Themed parades by the big samba schools of Rio de Janeiro pass through the tiered Sambadrome stadium filled with crowds of spectators.
The city is alive with music – it's time for Carnival. Known as one of the greatest parties on the planet, millions of people dance and celebrate to.
Every year at Brazil's carnaval, blocos - which are pretty much like samba bands - parade through cities followed by hundreds of revellers. In some cities, like Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval has several hundred of these street bloco parades and they are usually the main event of.