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Rio Carnival returns after two-year hiatus

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A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
A dancer from the Rosas de Ouro samba school performs on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes claps after handing over the city's ceremonial key to the 'Rei Momo' (Carnival King), symbolising the official start of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 20, 2022. REUTERS
Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes claps after handing over the city's ceremonial key to the 'Rei Momo' (Carnival King), symbolising the official start of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 20, 2022. REUTERS
A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
A performer from the Viradouro samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
Members of Salguero samba school perform during the first night of carnival parades at the Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 22, 2022. AFP
Members of Salguero samba school perform during the first night of carnival parades at the Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 22, 2022. AFP
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
Dancers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
Dancers from the Vai-Vai samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
Members of the Academicos de Salgueiro samba school parade during the first day of the parades of the special group of the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 April 2022.  EPA
Members of the Academicos de Salgueiro samba school parade during the first day of the parades of the special group of the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 April 2022. EPA
Drum queen Sabrina Sato from the Vila Isabel samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Drum queen Sabrina Sato from the Vila Isabel samba school performs during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
Revellers from Mangueira samba school perform during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
Members of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night carnival parade at the Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 22, 2022. AFP
Members of Mangueira samba school perform during the first night carnival parade at the Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 22, 2022. AFP
Fans cheer and light flares in the stands during the Gavioes da Fiel samba school carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Fans cheer and light flares in the stands during the Gavioes da Fiel samba school carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 23, 2022. AP
A woman cries during the Mangueira samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
A woman cries during the Mangueira samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
Members of Portela samba school perform during the second night of Rio's Carnival parade at the Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23, 2022. AFP
Members of Portela samba school perform during the second night of Rio's Carnival parade at the Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23, 2022. AFP
A member of Portela samba school performs during the second night of Rio's Carnival parade at the Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23, 2022. AFP
A member of Portela samba school performs during the second night of Rio's Carnival parade at the Sambodrome Marques de Sapucai in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23, 2022. AFP
Dancers from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school perform during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
Dancers from the Gavioes da Fiel samba school perform during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
A member of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
A member of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school performs during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
Drum queen of Mangueira samba school Evelyn Bastos performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
Drum queen of Mangueira samba school Evelyn Bastos performs during the first night of the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 22, 2022. REUTERS
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
A performer from the Mangueira samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP
Members of the Unidos Da Tijucao samba school takes part in a carnival parade at the Samba Catwalk n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23 April 2022. EPA
Members of the Unidos Da Tijucao samba school takes part in a carnival parade at the Samba Catwalk n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23 April 2022. EPA
A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP
A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 24, 2022. AP


Shim Hyun-chul shim@koreatimes.co.kr


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