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Assi Mbengue nibbles as she prepares for the start of Las Palmas' Carnival Queen ceremony in Las Palmas, Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria, February 24, 2017. (Photo by Borja Suarez/Reuters)

Assi Mbengue nibbles as she prepares for the start of Las Palmas' Carnival Queen ceremony in Las Palmas, Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria, February 24, 2017. (Photo by Borja Suarez/Reuters)
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28 Feb 2017 00:06:00
Dancers perform at a Carnival parade in Les Cayes, Haiti, Tuesday, February 28, 2017. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)

Dancers perform at a Carnival parade in Les Cayes, Haiti, Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Haiti's three-day Carnival festivities have brought rum-fueled parties, imaginative costumes and high-energy dance music to a southern city that's still recovering from last year's punishing Hurricane Matthew. (Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Photo)
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03 Mar 2017 00:02:00
A reveler participates in a parade on the streets during a carnival to mark the annual Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, south of the Macedonian capital of Skopje, January 13, 2017. (Photo by Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters)

A reveler participates in a parade on the streets during a carnival to mark the annual Orthodox St. Vasilij Day in the village of Vevcani, south of the Macedonian capital of Skopje, January 13, 2017. (Photo by Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters)
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14 Jan 2017 12:51:00
A Brazilian Navy member ejects spent cartridges while shooting rubber bullets during an exhibition of their operational capacity to combat terrorist attacks and riots ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on May 27, 2013. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

A Brazilian Navy member ejects spent cartridges while shooting rubber bullets during an exhibition of their operational capacity to combat terrorist attacks and riots ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on May 27, 2013. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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31 May 2013 12:12:00
An unidentified man keeps a hotel employee with an explosive-laden vest at a balcony of the hotel in Brasilia on September 29, 2014. (Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP Photo)

“A Brazilian hotel was evacuated in the capital, Brasilia, on Monday after a man took hostage an employee who was held for hours before he was safely released to police. Firefighters and police cordoned off the area and about 300 guests and other employees left the hotel – some reportedly told to leave by the man who took the employee hostage”. – Associated Press. (Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP Photo)
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30 Sep 2014 08:59:00
Brazilians Flock To Ocean For New Year's Eve Ritual

Brazilians celebrate at the annual New Year's Eve beach party on December 31, 2011 for the Copacabana Reveillon in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Konrad Fiedler/Getty Images)
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01 Jan 2012 11:12:00
Raquel Poti, a 32-year-old street artist, poses at a park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25, 2016. Raquel thinks the Olympics promotes a lifestyle that combines sports, culture and education. She is concerned about the large investment for the event while the population needs improvements in basic services. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Just a week before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises. The conflicted thoughts mirror a recent survey by the Datafolha polling group showing that half of Brazilians were opposed to holding the Games, while 63 percent think the costs of hosting the event will outweigh benefits. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2016 11:51:00
Revellers participate in a parade on the street during a carnival in the village of Vevcani, south of Skopje, Macedonia January 13, 2016. Vevcani village marks the annual Orthodox St. Vasilij Day with a carnival that features a 1,400-year-old celebration with pagan roots. The highlights of the carnival include a political satire where masked villagers act out current events. (Photo by Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters)

Revellers participate in a parade on the street during a carnival in the village of Vevcani, south of Skopje, Macedonia January 13, 2016. Vevcani village marks the annual Orthodox St. Vasilij Day with a carnival that features a 1,400-year-old celebration with pagan roots. The highlights of the carnival include a political satire where masked villagers act out current events. (Photo by Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters)
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15 Jan 2016 08:05:00