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Largest carnival

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  • Who: Rio de Janeiro

  • What: Largest carnival

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Rio de Janeiro's annual carnival, normally held during the first week of March, attracts approximately two million people each day. In 2004, the carnival attracted a record 400,000 foreign visitors of which it was thought 2,600 were from the Queen Mary II.

In 1998, the four day event generated £100million ($165million).

A seat in the Sambadrome for one of the parades costs between £180 and £360 ($300 and $600).


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