U.S. citizen Paul Leaury, right, and an unidentified fellow foreign member of the Mangueira samba school, dance during a carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. While non-Brazilians have long shelled out hundreds of dollars for the right to dress up in over-the-top costumes and boogie in Rio's samba school parades, which wrapped up Monday in an all-night extravaganza, few in the so-called "alas dos gringos," or “foreigners' wings,” know how to dance the samba well, bopping along goofily in the parades and waving at the crowds of spectators. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
•February 10, 2013
Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations kick off with a explosion of color and wild pageantry.