A Brazilian boy, wearing a spooky costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian boy, wearing a spooky costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian dancer performs during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian dancer performs during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
City lights seen on a steep hillside in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. City lights seen on a steep hillside in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazilian children, wearing colorful costumes, take part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian children, wearing colorful costumes, take part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Colorful feather costumes seen on the street during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Colorful feather costumes seen on the street during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian girl dancer performs samba during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian girl dancer performs samba during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian boy, wearing a colorful costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian boy, wearing a colorful costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazilian children, wearing colorful costumes, take part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian children, wearing colorful costumes, take part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian girl, wearing a large colorful costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian girl, wearing a large colorful costume, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian transvestite performs during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian transvestite performs during the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A Brazilian boy, wearing a carnival mask, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian boy, wearing a carnival mask, takes part in the Carnival parade in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Carnival in favela

Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – February 2012

Rocinha, the largest shanty town in Brazil and one of the most developed in Latin America, has its own samba school called GRES Academicos da Rocinha. The Rocinha samba school is very loyal to its neighborhood. Throughout the year, the entire community actively participate in rehearsals, culture events and parades related to the carnival.

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