Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011: The Second Night [Gallery]

A Carnival parade paying samba-fuelled hommage to Hollywood hits including “Avatar,” “Jaws” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” roused cheers Monday in Rio de Janeiro as days of festivities reached their peak.

Carnival fever has taken hold in Rio de Janeiro, where a samba-fuelled parade playing homage to some of Hollywood’s top films rousing cheers amongst the crowds.

Elsewhere in the Sambodrome, some of the 800,000 tourists in Rio for Carnival also cheered and danced along to the parades.

The parade was one of six shows put on in an all-night climax to Rio’s Carnival partying, which began late on Friday and ends on Wednesday.

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