efe-epaRio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome will remain quiet and deserted between Friday and Ash Wednesday due to the cancellation of the world's most famous carnival parade amid the Covid-19 pandemic but will light up at night in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus.

The light show, simulating a carnival parade and highlighting the different colors of the samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, was ignited on Friday by the city's mayor, Eduardo Paes, to pay homage to the victims of the pandemic. EFE-EPA