Brazil's mud carnival party

As one of the world’s biggest celebrations draws nearer, Brazil is showcasing all its carnival forms.

In the city of Paraty, near Rio, revelers apply mud to their bodies and dance in a cloud of smoke. It’s the mud carnival, the “Bloco da Lama”.

“This represents the culture, traditions and joy of our people. And in the face of the water crisis we are facing in Rio de Janeiro, it is a protest today to participate in the Bloco da Lama”, Nurse Adriana Rafael said.

It all began in 1986 when teena…

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