Top Mardi Gras carnivals around the world

Updated: Feb 09, 2013 13:02 IST

The main Carnival days in Sao Paulo are Friday and Saturday, when the area’s top samba schools compete for bragging rights to being the best dancers in the city. The Sambadrome attracts 30,000 roaring spectators, while the streets open up into open-air parties. Photo: AFP/Mauricio Lima
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The main Carnival days in Sao Paulo are Friday and Saturday, when the area’s top samba schools compete for bragging rights to being the best dancers in the city. The Sambadrome attracts 30,000 roaring spectators, while the streets open up into open-air parties. Photo: AFP/Mauricio Lima

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