Hundreds toil for months for Rio’s Carnival parade

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, men work on a Carnival float at the Grande Rio Samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Yet it's from warehouses like this one that Rio's over-the-top glitz-and-glam Carnival parades emerge, as they will Monday night for the final round of a two-day performance. The internationally renowned competition between 12 elite samba groups dazzles more than a billion spectators in person and on TV for two days, but it takes nearly a year and hundreds of workers, many of them volunteers, to pull each one together. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There's nothing glamorous about the industrial warehouse reverberating with the zap of soldering metal, the clatter of hammers and an earsplitting whine of a circular saw, or in the sweat-drenched workers toiling in the midafternoon summer heat among huge bolts of cloth and heavy-duty sewing machines. USA, LLC