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The life of a Brazilian samba dancer

3 March 2014 Last updated at 21:05 GMT

For some people, Brazil's famous carnival is a way of life.

One carnival lead dancer, 19-year-old Luara Neto Lino, explains how she has spent more than six months preparing for this week's event in Rio de Janeiro.

"For me, carnival is really living," she says.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Gerardo Lissardy

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