Once a year moral brakes stop working ...
colors, music, sex, intrigue, craziness ... oh yes, it's about time for

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And Carnival time comes, and comes along the urge of letting ourselves go, no more serious clothes, people change their habits, and for a little while, just a tiny little while... everything goes wild.

Tradition, Show Biz, whatever.

People go out of their way and wear a mask.
Or just take off the one they're wearing all year long, and reveal themselves.

Check out how the two best known and wonderful carnivals in the world change the appearance of misterious Venice and wild Rio, let yourself be a part of it ...


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