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The surreal flight of the Portela, O Globo, Feb. 17, 2015
Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro are famous for being spectacular, but this year's parades are special because they coincide with the city's 450th anniversary. In yesterday's parades, one of Rio's most famous samba schools, GRES Portela, stunned the public with its traditional eagle, which was standing like the statue of Christ the Redeemer until it bowed to the public. After this, Portela is expected to be a serious contender for the best performance award, a nod that has eluded the school for the last three decades.
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ABOUT THE SOURCE: O Globo is a national newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1925 and is one of the flagshipsof the media conglomerate Organizações Globo, led by businessman Roberto Marinho.