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Rio Carnival Twist And Shouts To Beatlemania

Street band Sargento Pimenta -- Sergeant Pepper in Portuguese -- belted out more than three hours of Beatles classics as the five-day fiesta prepared to reach its climax on Tuesday.
Rio Carnival Twist And Shouts To Beatlemania

Via AFP:

Beatlemania gripped the Rio Carnival as more than 130,000 revelers twist and shouted to samba versions of the Fab Four's greatest hits.

Street band Sargento Pimenta -- Sergeant Pepper in Portuguese -- belted out more than three hours of Beatles classics as the five-day fiesta prepared to reach its climax on Tuesday.

More than 100 musicians, including a whole battalion of percussionists, did more than just get by with a little help from their friends -- "John Lennon" and "Yoko Ono".

They propelled the gathering just off Rio's Flamengo beach into a frenzy as nostalgia for the Beatles a...

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