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Cariocas lifestyle - Rio de Janeiro people and landscapes

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Banda de Ipanema_caru1012.jpg
Banda de Ipanema, gays wearing costumes have fun and enjoy Rio de Janeiro street Carnival - man dressed up as bride gives a flower to bus passenger. Banda de Ipanema is one of the largest Carnival blocks of Rio de Janeiro's street Carnival festivities. The first parade happened in 1965, when Brazil was under a military dictatorship. In 2004 it was declared part of the city's cultural heritage.