Pets join in Rio de Janeiro carnival celebrations by dressing up for the festivities.
The traditional "Lavagem do Sambodromo" ceremony opens the last evening of rehearsal for Rio's 2017 carnival. The ceremony, which comes from the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé, aims to purify the path where the samba schools will march starting next weekend.
Melissa Otto of Fidelity International says things might be changing for the Japanese economy as the Tokyo Olympics near.
Sporting Lisbon narrowed the gap on second-placed Benfica with a 1-0 win over Rio Ave on Saturday.