People covered in mud attend the traditional 'Bloco da Lama' or 'Mud Block' carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil.
The five days of over-the-top parades and raucous, alcohol-soaked street parties that make up Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival celebrations kicked off on Friday.
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