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    Rio steps up carnival preparations

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    There is less than a week to go before Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival begins in earnest but thousands of people are already in the Brazilian capital for early festivities.

    Tourists from all over Brazil and the rest of the world have flocked to the city to take part in a string of parties to make sure the main event passes off alright on the night.