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