Judging at Carnival Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

40 judges are selected for the Carnival parades. Four are assigned one of ten categories such as dancing, costumes, drums, floats, music and the allegorical theme. They carefully monitor the thousands of people from each samba school during their performance. The final scores are usually close … sometimes within a tenth of a point. As you can imagine, non-winners always grumble about the results.

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