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Rio's Carnaval: A Long-Awaited Victory, Record Heat, and a Revived Street Scene

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Imagine the water, soft drinks, and beer consumed by 2.5 million people in the streets partying during a record heat wave with stifling humidity, and then think of the pressing need for rest rooms.

Tijuca, Samba Group Featuring 7-Year-Old Julia Lira, Crowned Rio Carnival Champs

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — A samba group that enraged child-welfare advocates by choosing a 7-year-old as a drums corps queen finished last Wednesday in t...

Julia Lira, Child Carnival Queen, Cries During First Samba Parade In Rio

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO - She was cheered by legions of Carnival fans, but 7-year-old Julia Lira, the youngest drum corps queen in memory at Rio's lavish ...

Rio's 2010 Carnaval Kicks Off Amidst Heat, Optimism & Controversy

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris McGowan

Amidst all the craziness and frivolity, Carnaval serves the important purpose for Brazilians of maintaining the cultural traditions encoded in the music, dance, and costumes across the country.

Julia Lira, Preteen Carnival samba queen stirs Rio controversy

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — She is the Shirley Temple of samba, a 7-year-old named to a coveted Carnival role normally reserved for barely clad models who ...