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Posted at 2:42 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Brazil mudslides kill hundreds (Photographs)

By Melissa Bell
An aerial view Wednesday of a mudslide in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro. (Marino Azevedo/Rio de Janeiro's government/AP)

Mudslides and torrential rain have swept away homes, cars and walls of earth in Brazil, just north of Rio de Janeiro. At least 355 people have died in the mudslides, and 50 people are still missing. Authorities told the Associated Press similar calamities strike annually and particularly affect the poor who build hillside homes with no foundations.

Residents pass destroyed cars after a landslide in Teresopolis. (Bruno Domingos/Reuters)
A destroyed house is seen after a landslide in Teresopolis. (Bruno Domingos/Reuters)
Rescuers search through homes.(Gerson Goncalo/Agencia O Dia/AP)
Authorities say more than a thousand people have been left homeless. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)
Children watch residents rescue a dog on a kayak in Franco da Rocha. (Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

By Melissa Bell  | January 13, 2011; 2:42 PM ET
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Wow, Great Photos.

Send the Bill to the Oil and Coal industries, especially the Billionaire Koch brothers. Climate Change costs in lives and money will continue to increase. Brazilians who cut down large swaths of the rain forest bear some responsibility as well. Brazil has done great converting its transportation fuel to domestically produced ethanol, but now the whole world needs to replace fossil fuels as quickly as possible, or pay more in Lives and Trillions of Dollars for doing it later. As we mourn the tragic loss of a 9 year old girl, let us not forget the thousands that die every year from Climate Change devastation.

Posted by: Airborne82 | January 13, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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