The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, King Momo, is represented by the the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior who arrives for the official kick-off ceremony flashing a thumbs-up, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. An estimated half million visitors to the city of 6 million people are expected to attend the pre-Lenten festivities. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, King Momo, is represented by the the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior who arrives for the official kick-off ceremony flashing a thumbs-up, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. An estimated half million visitors to the city of 6 million people are expected to attend the pre-Lenten festivities. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, King Momo, is represented by the the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior who arrives for the official kick-off ceremony flashing a thumbs-up, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. An estimated half million visitors to the city of 6 million people are expected to attend the pre-Lenten festivities. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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