As Carnival fever seizes Rio, some seek escape

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The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, this year's King Momo; the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior, arrives at the official ceremony kicking off the five-day bash, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As samba queens get final touch-ups on their sequins and feathers and hundreds of thousands of revelers take command of Rio's streets for Carnival's opening on Friday, Leo Name is hunkering down. The self-avowed Carnival Scrooge has stocked up on frozen TV dinners and hopes he won't have to set foot outside his apartment during the five days of festivities. USA, LLC