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16/02/2015 19:28 GMT | Updated 07/12/2017 03:20 GMT

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of Rio's Carnival

Thousands of dancers hit the streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro this weekend to celebrate the first days of the country's Carnival festivities. The 5-day long party kicked off on Friday and heated up on Sunday when six samba schools paraded in the city's Sambadrome. Six others will take the stage on Monday night.

brazilRevelers of the Vila Isabel samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilPerformers from the Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

brazilRevelers of the Mocidade Idempedente samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilRevelers of the Vila Isabel samba school performs during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilRevelers of Vila Isabel samba school perform during their carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 16, 2015 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilRevelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilPerformers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

brazilRevelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilRevelers of the Salgueiro samba school perform during the first day of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 16, 2015. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

brazilA performer from the Mangueira samba school, parades on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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