10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival

02/16/2015 02:28 pm ET | Updated Feb 16, 2015

Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country's Carnival festivities. The 5-day long party kicked off on Friday and heated up on Sunday when six samba schools paraded in the city's Sambadrome. Six others will take the stage on Monday night.

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Revelers of the Vila Isabel samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Performers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Revelers of the Mocidade Idempedente samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revelers of the Vila Isabel samba school performs during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A performer from the Mangueira samba school, parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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