Rio Carnival

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It seems like no festival or event can do a re-cap video these days without applying the tilt-shift effect – but who are we to complain when they look this freakin good!

Last week was Rio’s Carnival, an annual celebration of the countries Samba schools and the competition that forms between the rival schools. Celebrated mainly in the Sambadrome and the Copacabana Palace & Beach, but equally matched by the thousands of street parties and parties held across the country.

Curiously this video is of last years event, but was only released on the eve of 2012’s celebrations. It perfectly captures the sights, sounds and downright flamboyancy of the event. Check it out below.

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