February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photograph by Alexandro Auler, Redux

Every February, Brazilians flood the streets for five days to celebrate Carnival, marking the beginning of the 40-day period of Lent leading up to Easter. Here, patients, families, and staff members from Nise da Silveira Institute, a mental health center in Rio de Janeiro, commemorate 15 years of the Carnival group Loucura Suburbana, or Suburban Madness.

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