Workers prepare parts of a carnival float at Mangueira Samba School in preparation for next year's carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro December 17, 2013. A tongue-in-cheek "Brazilian 2014 Calendar" ... more 
Workers prepare parts of a carnival float at Mangueira Samba School in preparation for next year's carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro December 17, 2013. A tongue-in-cheek "Brazilian 2014 Calendar" making the rounds on Facebook jokes that, because of the soccer World Cup, an unusually late Carnival, other holidays and a presidential election, real work will only be possible during three months next year. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY) less 
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 4:04 PM EST