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The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Bloody accident and rain mar joyful Rio carnival

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and 12 unemployment have grasped this year s carnival as a chance to let off steam

A reveller of the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school performs during the first night of Carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on February 26, 2017. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP

Dazzling Rio carnival climax gives Brazilians reason to smile

Feb 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Brazilians enjoy the glitzy spectacle determined not to let the Zika outbreak ruin their partying

Revellers of Uniao da Ilha samba school perform during the first night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Rio carnival goers tell Zika mosquito to buzz off

Feb 07, 2016 - 10:18 AM

At the Zika epicenter Brazil is simultaneously fighting mosquitoes and insisting that tourists face no danger at the Carnival or when they come to Rio in 6 months for the Summer Olympics

SHOW GOES ON. The King Momo, Wilson Dias (R), dances with the Queen of the Carnival Clara Paixao (L) after receiving the Keys of the City, which represents the official opening of the Carnival of Rio in Brazil on February 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Rio Carnival twists and shouts to Beatlemania

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Street band Sargento Pimenta – Sergeant Pepper in Portuguese – belted out more than three hours of Beatles classics as the five day fiesta prepared to reach its climax on Tuesday

DANCING TO THE BEAT. Members of the Samba school Grande Rio perform during the first day of the parade in the sambodromo in the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 02 March 2014. Luiz Eduardo Perez/EPA

SKorea's star Psy to perform at Brazil Carnival

Feb 02, 2013 - 10:22 PM

The week long Salvador Carnival often dubbed the biggest street party in the world attracts two million people annually

Photo from PSY's Facebook fan page.