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Saddam's roles in Brazil Carnival
Updated: 2004-02-23 17:15

A Brazilian reveler dressed as former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein parades during the 'Galo da Madrugada' opening ceremony of Carnival festivities, in Recife, in the northern coastal state of Pernambuco, Brazil, February 21, 2004. According to the 1995 Guinness Book of records, the Galo da Madrugada group is the carnival organization that attracts the largest number of people on the planet, around 1.5 million people. [Reuters]

A Carnival reveler sports a mask of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein during the annual street party organized by the 'Bola Preta' band, in the center of Rio de Janeiro, February 21, 2004. Rio de Janeiro kicked off the world's biggest party of carnival with street festivities which will climax with the parade of samba schools on the nights of February 22 and 23.  [Reuters]

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