Cordão da Bola Preta Draws 1.8 MM: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The streets of Rio were flooded with partygoers on Saturday, February 9th as many of the 492 licensed blocos that make up the Carnaval da Rua (Street Carnival) paraded for this year’s festival.

In Centro (Downtown) Rio, a reported 1.8 million people gathered for the famous bloco, Cordão da Bola Preta.

Celebrating their 95th annual Carnival, the oldest bloco in Rio paraded down Centro's . . .

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