Carnival 2012: PHOTOS

A dancer of Mocidade Alegre samba school dances ahead of drummers during the second night of carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo on February 19, 2012.</p>

A dancer of Mocidade Alegre samba school dances ahead of drummers during the second night of carnival celebrations in Sao Paulo on February 19, 2012.

Brazilians have been celebrating Carnival this week with festivities culminating on Tuesday. The festival is a pre-Lent holiday. Check out these amazing photos.