Brazil isn’t exactly the safest place in the world. According to statistics in 2010 it’s firlmy in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate. It has a rate of 25 (that is 25 homicides per 100,000 people). Our fair country of South Africa ranks slightly higher with a rate 32 but who’s counting right?

In any case, with the bad there’s always some good. In 2011, musician/film director Jarbas Agnelli and Australian photographer Keith Loutit (of Bathtub IV fame) were in Rio de Janeiro for the fabulous Carnaval party and captured the sights during the days and the nights. They combine the art of tilt-shift and time-lapse to create The City of Samba. Check out the very festive video below.

[via Bangers and Nash]