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Beija-Flor Wins Carnival 2011

By Vânia Maciel, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After much anxiety the winner of the contest between the top twelve Samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, was announced early evening this Ash Wednesday. The competition is much disputed and any decimal of a point is decisive to win or loose a title.

The motivation for winning goes beyond the honor of being the best of the best, it is also crucial for Samba schools to get work contracts and assignments . . .

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