Rio carnival up in flames

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A fire swept through several warehouses in Brazil's cultural capital Rio de Janeiro, destroying costumes and floats meant for the city's world-famous carnival in March.

Some warehouses lost ninety per cent of their stock, with overall damages estimated at more than $5m.

Many feel it will be an impossible task trying to restore an entire year's worth of work in just a single month.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.