Rio feeling ‘saudades’ for Covid-canceled carnival

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    #Rio de Janeiro would normally be kicking off its famed #carnival now, but instead of booming drumlines, glittering floats and barely clad dancers, the Brazilian city’s “Sambadrome” is hosting a #Covid-19 vaccination drive this year. The pandemic forced Rio authorities to cancel carnival for the first time in 109 years, leaving the iconic beach city full of “saudades” – a Portuguese word that roughly translates as “longing” – for its biggest party of the year.

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