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Jews flee Rio during carnival

(YNetNews) While the Brazilian Carnival draws hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, in recent years it has been driving away some local residents.

Jewish residents of Rio de Janeiro, one of the main centers of celebration, have been leaving their homes and moving to a nearby resort town so as not to expose their children to immodest sights.

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The traditional carnival was held in Brazil this past week, and was quite a nuisance for the 7,000 Orthodox Jews living in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Local residents say that passersby on the street were exposed, against their will, to dancers in revealing clothes which a religious person cannot tolerate.