Despite warnings that the traditional Carnival clothes - or lack thereof - would accelerate the spread of the Zika virus, performers and revelers taking part in Brazil's nationwide street fest have been going down the classic route.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city and its economic capital, the second day of carnival celebrations saw a number of samba schools parade through the streets in jaw-dropping costumes covered in diamantes, feathers... and not much more.
Medical experts have warned that the celebrations held all over Brazil in the coming days could become an 'explosive cocktail' that will see the mosquito-transmitted Zika spread at globally.
Members of the Academic Rocinha samba school during the first day of parades serial access group The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro on Marques de Sapucai Sambadrome
Samba revellers perform during the first day of parades in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The carnival is expected to attract some five million people both from Brazil and around the globe
Members of the Academic Rocinha samba school depicted on their first day of parades
A reveller dressed as a clown on the first day of parades in Rio de Janeiro
A dancer from Academic Rocinha samba school perform in Rio
Revelers of the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo
Uncovered: Two female dancers take to the streets of Sao Paulo during the Carnival celebrations despite warnings that the traditional clothes - or lack thereof - worn by performers and revellers could expose them to mosquitoes
Curves ahead: Beautiful dancers leads the Unidos do Peruche and Imperio de Casa Verde samba schools during their Sunday performance in Sao Paulo
The school's performance 'Je suis Vai-Vai. Bem-Vindos a Franca!' went down a treat during the second night of the carnival parade
Razzle dazzle: A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school's France-inspired show performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo
Amazing: A float inspired by what appears to be the Inka culture travels through the carnival parade in Sao Paulo
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