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Friday, February 8, 2013

As Carnival fever seizes Rio, some seek escape

The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, this year's King Momo; the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior, arrives at the official ceremony kicking off the five-day bash, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.