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December 21, 2014

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Mud-covered revelers dance and sing at the "Bloco da Lama" or "mud street party" beneath an overcast sky in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. The "Bloco da Lama" was founded in 1986 by two local teens who became local Carnival sensations after they appeared in the city's historic downtown covered in mud following a crab hunting expedition in a nearby mangrove forest, said Diana Rodrigues, who was hired by Paraty's City Hall to explain the history of the "bloco" to foreigners.

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Mud-covered revelers dance and sing at the "Bloco da Lama" or "mud street party" beneath an overcast sky in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014. The "Bloco da Lama" was founded in 1986 by two local teens who became local Carnival sensations after they appeared in the city's historic downtown covered in mud following a crab hunting expedition in a nearby mangrove forest, said Diana Rodrigues, who was hired by Paraty's City Hall to explain the history of the "bloco" to foreigners.