American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval: A samba school parades along the avenue of the giant
Samba Stadium, the Passarela do Samba or colloquially known as the Sambodromo.
The Rio Carnaval has grown from a street parade to a giant spectacle drawing tourists
from around the world. The Passarella do Samba designed by the Brasilian
architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1984 is 1700m / 1860 yards long and the stands can
accommodate over 88,000 spectators.