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Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night

Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
01/08
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A teen sleeps near his Samba school float. Many of the workers live in the School borough, making this a family tradition, and not only a commercial service.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
02/08
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Kids plunge into a polluted river near the Sambodrome. Right behind them, workers move a large float.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
03/08
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A young man jumps over a pile of trash accumulated in recent days due to the garbage collectors strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
04/08
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Many people slept and stayed near the Sambodromo for days (The arena in which the samba schools parade) to pick up a good viewing point of the show.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
05/08
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A Carnival worker stops for lunch before restarting repairs on the float for the Champions parade on Saturday.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
06/08
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Many performers abandon their heavy costumes on the street to be picked by the trash collectors. Unfortunately, as many of them are on strike, the waste is accumulating.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
07/08
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One of Rio´s most important avenues is empty of people and filled with trash after the first day of parade in the Sambodrome.
Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
08/08
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An elderly tries to work out between revellers and a sea of waste that was not collected due to the garbage collectors strike.
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
  • Rio de Janeiro wakes up to trashed city after Carnival night
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The party in Carnival week never ceases in Rio. With a 24/7 programming, there is almost no time to rest, as the next block is just around the corner. The recent garbage collectors strike leaves traces of trash scattered throughout Rio.

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