South America : Photogallery
Revelers participate in the traditional 28th Bloco da Lama (mud block) carnival in on March 1, 2014 Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the grandest holiday in Brazil, annually drawing millions of people in raucous celebrations.
Rio de Janeiro’s famed Christ statue is being repaired after two fingers and its head were chipped during recent lightning storms.
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Runners participate in the"Color Run" across the streets of Santiago. Some 15,000 people took part in the five-km race.
When old machinery is no longer loved or wanted, it doesn't just disappear. Unless it's completely dismantled, an old plane, train or automobile has to be stored away somewhere to die a rusty death.
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The Unidos da Tijuca samba school declared the winner of the 2012 Rio Carnival, with its tribute to the late singer and composer Louis Gonzaga, the "king of Baiao", a popular music style from...
Far from the Sambadrome, another part of Brazil celebrates Carnival by getting dirty.
Rio's Carnival celebrations reach their peak on Sunday in a riotous frenzy of skin, sweat, sequins and samba music that will culminate in the crowning of a new champion of the annual celebration.
A number of samba schools parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, drawing millions of visitors from all over Brazil to participate in the celebrations.
Workers cut, paint and prepare props and costumes for the Rio de Janeiro carnival, a four-day celebration starting 40 days before Easter and finishing on Fat Tuesday.