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Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, gestures to the mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, this year's King Momo; the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior, as he holds the key of the city at the official ceremony kicking off the five day bash, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)