Brazil get down and dirty

Last updated 08:25 05/03/2014

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Thousands of revellers participated in the traditional 28th Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud.

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