Of Carnival, diamonds and body bags

February 28, 2014

Lights and smoke are tested in a carnival float at the Rosas de Ouro Samba School, in preparation for the annual carnival parade in Sao Paulo February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker


Carnival cools nerves?

As the festivities begin, there’s hope for some rest in the Venezuelan unrest.


Rhinestones and feathers are cheaper

Sotheby’s has acquired the “Pink Dream” diamond after a New Yorker defaulted on hisĀ  record-breaking $83.02 million bid.


Dancing, singing — and sleeping bags

Glamor and adventure at sleepaway camp? Just be ready to pay.


Day of the dead? Nah.

How a ‘corpse’ escaped a body bag.


Gallery: Another dance, samba not included

The Opera Ball in Vienna includes 144 debutantes, who take part in a traditional Strauss waltz.

Members of the opening committee perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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