Brazilian Carnival: Pet street group performs as part of Rio celebrations

Celebrations have kicked off in Rio de Janeiro as the much-anticipated Brazilian Carnival gets underway this weekend.

This video shows the festivities in the country's capital as dogs dressed up in costume are paraded on a stage.

The world-renowned celebration is expected to see 46 million people joining in the celebrations which will carry on until 22 February.

Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed Carnival by two months, leading to a bit of a dampened spectacle compared to most years.

Parties, known as blocos, bring millions of revellers to the streets every year.

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