Thousands of people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, on Friday, as Brazil officially kicked off Carnival celebrations across the country. Revellers danced in the streets of Santa Teresa, staging parades, singing and dancing to samba music, and showing off their costumes. «The Carnaval here in Santa Tereza is the best you can find in Rio,» said one of the participants. Carnival... Еще celebrations are scheduled to last until Tuesday. The festival is held before Lent every year and is considered to be the largest carnival in the world, attracting up to two million visitors per day.