Over a thousands of people flocked together to the center of Rio de Janeiro to participate in Samba Carnival Tuesday night in a celebration of hosting the Olympic games.
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its annual carnival every February.
But the city is hosting two carnivals this year with the arrival of the summer Olympics.
A group of Samba schools met in the port district of Praca which has been revived for the games.
There is a royal family for each carnival, including the King Momo, Queen, and two princesses.
The city's mayor hands a symbolic key to King Momo at the start of each carnival.
Rain, drizzle this morning. Wintry mix to snow late PM/evening. Light snow overnight. Breezy today through Tuesday.
One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Bremer County Wednesday night.
The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
Small town Iowa is lit up in lights for the world premiere of a Hollywood movie, filmed in eastern Iowa and based on the true story of one local family.
According to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Joshua C. Juengel, 36, of Manchester, was arrested for charges stemming from his involvement in the fatal accident.
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