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Timor-Leste Celebrates Carnival Again

For the first time in many years, Timor-Leste celebrated Carnival on the weekend, thanks to an initiative supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry, and the Brazilian Embassy.

Hundreds of people, many in disguise, from various local schools and foreign delegations participated in the event. Everybody braved the afternoon rain to march to the sound of samba music along the beach road from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Government Palace. Peace Dividend Trust Timor-Leste was also present at the party.

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