Carnival is coming to a close — here are the most stunning photos from Rio

The wildest party of the year is coming to a close.

Hundreds of thousands of revelers flocked to Rio de Janeiro for its world-famous Carnival celebration this month, which culminated in a raucous multi-day parade in the Sambadrome.

During the procession, 13 samba schools put on shows featuring music, dancing, and larger-than-life costumes and floats. The parade is a vivid display of Rio’s color and culture.

Official Carnival ceremonies wrapped up on Tuesday, although

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