Brazil: What's behind Carnival masks and disguises

Associated Press
Brazil: What's behind Carnival masks and disguises

In this Jan. 21, 2013 photo, a Carnival mask in the likeness of Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa is displayed on a mannequin at the Condal factory in Sao Goncalo, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Condal is Brazil's oldest and most productive mask factory that is run by Olga Valles, a family business started in 1958. Barbosa, born into poverty, became the first black judge in the nation's top court when he took office in 2003. Barbosa went on to make a name for himself when he presided over a wide-ranging political corruption trial involving a cash-for-votes scheme. Now, average Brazilians are honoring him during Carnival by buying his mask in droves, said Valles. Brazil's annual five-day extravaganza begins Friday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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