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January 14, 2011
Devastating landslides hit Brazil
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) -- Grieving mudslide survivors carried the bodies of loved ones for hours down washed-out mountainsides on Friday as the death toll hit 514. They told of entire neighborhoods in a resort city destroyed and pleaded for food and water to reach those still isolated by Brazil's deadliest natural disaster in four decades. Officials said the death toll in four towns north of Rio de Janeiro was still rising and could jump further once rescuers can reach areas cut off by Wednesday's slides. They refused to even guess how many remain missing. Local reports put it in the hundreds.  (35 images)

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Men lower the casket of Mauro Viana, 9, who died in a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana


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A woman is rescued from a landslide area in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A dog stands at the entrance of a damaged house after a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Residents look at buildings damaged after a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A rescue worker search for landslide victims in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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People search for relatives missing at the site where a landslide destroyed their house in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Buildings damaged after a landslide are seen in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Residents, carrying belongings, leave a landslide area in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A man stands in front debris after a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A general view of the wreckage cuased by mudslides in Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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A man walks among the wreckage cuased by mudslides in Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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A firetruck is seen stuck in the mud during rescue operations in the town of Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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A car is seen on a flooded streets amid the wreckage caused by mudslides in the town of Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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People stand outside of their shops observing the wreckage caused by mudslides in the town of Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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Locals rummage through debris left behind by mudslides in the town of Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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People wait in line to buy fuel from the only open gas station in the town of Nova Friburgo, some 150 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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People bury victims of a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. At least 381 people died in Rio state towns after slides hit early Wednesday, and at least 50 people were still missing, officials said. AP / Felipe Dana



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The mother of Mauro Viana, a 9-year-old who died in a landslide, reacts during her son's burial in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Roberta Machado Correia, who survived a landslide, attends the burial of a friend in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Rescue workers remove a live rabbit as they search for survivors inside a home destroyed by a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Residents cross a river as they leave their houses after landslides in Caleme neighborhood in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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People stand on the porch of their home at the edge of landslide damage in the Caleme neighborhood in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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People displaced by landslides fill a stadium being used as a shelter in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Residents walk by overturned cars as they leave with their belongings after a landslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Rescue workers remove a body after a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A man stands in the doorway of his damaged home after a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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Residents carry a landslide victim in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A destroyed church stands surrounded by debris and floodwaters after a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Felipe Dana



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A woman takes some food to her dog which remains atop of a sofa in her flooded house at Jardim Itaim neighbourhood, eastern outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 13, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Mauricio Lima



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A boy leaves a flooded area on a kayak at Jardim Itaim neighbourhood, eastern outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 13, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Mauricio Lima



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The roof of a collapsed house fallen on a car after a mudslide hit the village of Vieira, 40 km from Teresopolis and 35 km from Nova Friburgo, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 13, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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In this photo released by Rio de Janeiro's state government are seen homes affected by landslides in the Nova Friburgo municipality of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Shana Reis



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In this photo released by Rio de Janeiro's state government are seen homes affected by landslides in the Nova Friburgo municipality of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. AP / Shana Reis



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6-month old baby Nicolas Guimaraes (C) is rescued from the wreckage caused by a mudslide in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro on January 12, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Marcus Vini



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Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in a low-income neughbourhood in Teresopolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 12, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Vanderlei Almeida



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