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Rio Carnival: A five day party of music and dance

Brazil's Carnival celebrations cut loose as Brazil's biggest holiday closed down most of the Latin America country for five days.

Psy, the Korean pop star whose "Gangnam Style" single, was scheduled to sing in the massive street parties in Salvador, Brazil's third-biggest city.

Other Brazilian and foreign celebrities, including American actress Megan Fox, were expected to join celebrations in Rio and elsewhere.

outh Korean singer Psy attends the second night of the A Group annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A reveller dances during the annual block party known as 'Carmelitas', one of the many carnival parties to take place in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A reveller dances during the annual block party in the neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Revellers participate in the annual block party known as the "Ceu na Terra", one of the many carnival parties in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Revellers perform in the annual block party known as the "Ceu na Terra", one of the many carnival parties in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Revellers from Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school perform during the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Revellers from Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school dance during the second night of the A Group annual Carnival parade in Rio's Sambadrome. Credit: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares