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©Fabio Teixeira/DPA/MAXPPP ; 03 February 2019, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: Nilton, 72, carries the hand of a giant figure near the poor quarter of Barrerira do Vasco. The figures were presented by the samba school Alegrida da Zona Sul at carnivals of the previous years and deposited near the favela do Vasco. Now they are to be recycled due to a lack of financial sources and partly reused in 2019. Alegrida da Zona Sul is the samba school of the Copacabana district. Carnival takes place in Rio 2019 at the beginning of March.