Rain Will Not Put Damper on Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

March 5, 2011; 11:39 AM ET
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The five-day event of Carnival began on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the city to take part in the festivities.

Many famous celebrities attend Carnival every year and this year has been no exception, as attendance from Jude Law and Pamela Anderson have been confirmed by monstersandcritics.com. Other celebrities have been invited to the event, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Shakira and Cameron Diaz.

The weather may be damp and dreary for the weekend festivities with periods of rain and drizzle. However, this will not keep people off the streets where many crazy and lavish costumes will be seen.

People dance during a "Bola Preta" block parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 5, 2011. Some umbrellas can be seen floating above the massive crowd.

A weak frontal boundary is slowly lifting across the area and will move to the north by Monday and Tuesday, the final days of the event.

This means that rain and drizzle will be most widespread on Saturday and Sunday, but by Monday and Tuesday there will be more sunshine and rainfall will become more isolated.


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