Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Carnival brings Amazon rainforest to the streets

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Rio de Janeiro’s colourful and energetic Carnival has returned for 2024, with floats and performances celebrating the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous communities of Brazil.

Six of Rio’s top samba schools paraded down the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí on Sunday evening.

One samba school paid tribute to the country’s largest Indigenous group, the Yanomami, and the Amazon rainforest during its parade.

Salgueiro school also paid homage to British journalist Dom Phillips and local Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. who were killed in the Amazon in 2022.

Dom Phillips’ wife, Alessandra Soares, also took part in the parade.

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