Female firefighter performs as samba queen at Rio carnival

A female firefighter set to be part of the safety crew of the Rio Carnival has instead become a star of the Sambadrome during the five-day event.Flavia Lyra is the newly crowned queen of Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school, and after convincing her bosses, she has been able to hang up her helmet for carnival.The 29-year-old fire officer has swapped her red and khaki military uniform for a mor...