The Rio Carnival 2008 Photos

Although Carnival (Carnaval in Portuguese) is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival, benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Pretty much everyone has heard of the Rio Carnaval. Foreign visitors to it alone number around 500,000 every year.

And here are some photos from this year’s carnival.

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(Photo: AP, DPA, AFP, Reuters)

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10 Responses to The Rio Carnival 2008 Photos

  1. Tarcísio February 5, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    Hi, i’m here just to make a little correction.
    The second photo from up to down ins’t of “Rio Carnaval”.
    It’s from the Carnaval of Recife (another city, in another state), the picture shows the “Galo da Madrugada” (the translation would be something like ‘rooster of dawn’ ). The “Galo da madrugada” is the biggest carnival’s parade of the world. (You can notice the big sculpture of the rooster on the right side of the picture)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galo_da_Madrugada

  2. Tarcísio February 5, 2008 at 4:23 am #

    P.S.:
    I forgot the say, very nice blog. And I’m glad that the carnival of Brazil is also listed here. =)

  3. Ricardo Lopes February 6, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    It’s always great to see people from around the world posting Brazilian stuff on the web, as a Brazilian, I say hello and thanks!

  4. Vijay February 10, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    Really Very nice Blog……..
    Please keep posting all the pictures of Rio Carnival……….
    Thanks
    Vijay

  5. Partha February 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    Really Good Photography,Keep up the good work and hope to see and read more here. www,teeshirts.in

  6. nadin February 16, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    HELLO form BELGIUM

    super vos photos on croiraient etre a Rio

    1000* merci

    JMN

  7. shekhar March 6, 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    great show keep it up

  8. Fernanda February 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    The Rio’s carnival is beautiful party to see but the “Galo da Madrugada” is the festivity for the folks to join in. In the end both are amazing!

  9. mazen August 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    v.nice
    i like his
    thank you

  10. Mari August 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    São Paulo Carnival/Carnaval is asweome too ok? People that only know the “Rio de Janeiro”, or people from Rio. Fala sério ein, gente se passando por carioca só pra elogiar a cidade, orgulho demais mata viu?

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