Japanese performers from the Mangueira samba school, parade during carnival celebrations at 

Japanese performers from the Mangueira samba school, parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. While non-Brazilians have long shelled out hundreds of dollars for the right to dress up in over-the-top costumes and boogie in Rio's samba school parades, which wrapped up Monday in an all-night extravaganza, few in the so-called "alas dos gringos," or “foreigners' wings,” know how to dance the samba well, bopping along goofily in the parades and waving at the crowds of spectators. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Japanese performers from the Mangueira samba school, parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. While non-Brazilians have long shelled out hundreds of dollars for the right to dress up in over-the-top costumes and boogie in Rio's samba school parades, which wrapped up Monday in an all-night extravaganza, few in the so-called "alas dos gringos," or “foreigners' wings,” know how to dance the samba well, bopping along goofily in the parades and waving at the crowds of spectators. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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