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Celebrities flock to Brazil for Carnival extravaganza

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World celebrities flocked to Brazil to see the scantily-clad beauty queens and elaborate floats of the country's top Samba schools compete Sunday in the fiery main event of the famed Rio Carnival. 

A reveler of the Inocentes de Belford-Roxo samba school performs atop a float during the first night of Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 10, 2013.

Over the next two nights, 12 schools will perform before a global television audience in the highlight of the five-day extravaganza, a fierce contest watched with the same fervor as football matches in this soccer-mad nation.

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