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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