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King Momo declares joy at riotous Rio carnival

AFP, RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazil’s passion for carnival was also enveloping the northeastern city of Salvador de Bahia, the cradle of Brazil’s African heritage, where huge blocos have since Wednesday been parading in the paved streets of the city’s old town.

Further north, Recife and neighboring Olinda are hosting thousands of dancers performing the frevo, a rhythm inspired by martial arts-cum-dance capoeira, led by the Galo de Madrugada (morning cockerel) troupe.

In a nod to the World Cup, one Sao Paulo school was honoring 2002 world champion Ronaldo and another in Rio chose 1980s star Zico as its theme.

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