Decked up in colorful enticing samba costumes, millions jammed up the streets of Brazil on the first night of extravagant Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade Sunday.
Amid the majestic set-up, frenetic samba music, thumping of drum beats and magnificent fireworks, the annual carnival parade kicked-off in Rio's Sambadrome, the Temple of Samba.
Around thirteen best samba schools of the city participated in the parade. The two-day event also saw Hollywood celebrities like Madonna, J.Lo, Beyonce, Jude Law, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Kevin Spacey, Associated Press reported.
Check out the glittering new images of the Rio Carnival, one of the biggest street festivals in the world: