В Бразилии целые города залили мощные грязевые потоки

18 Января 2011, 12:18

Это крупнейшее в истории страны стихийное бедствие. Ливни в бразильском штате Рио-де-Жанейро не прекращающиеся уже вторую неделю. Погибли 665 человек. Фото AFP

Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , People take cloth from a looted store near a supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on today amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , People take cloth from a looted store near a supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on today amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , A woman holds a banner reading "Bravo Tunisia, tomorow Ivory Coast" during a rally gathering supporters of internationally recognised Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara in front of the EU Headquarters in Brussels on January 15, 2011, a day after the EU decided to freeze the European assets of Ivory Coast's outcast leader Laurent Gbagbo, 84 associates and 11 vital industries over his refusal to cede power. The sanctions against industries in the world's top cocoa-producer target the board that manages the country's coffee and cocoa business (CGFCC), the national oil company Petroci and the port of Abidjan. AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , People take cloth from a looted store near a supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on today amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , A woman holds a banner reading "Bravo Tunisia, tomorow Ivory Coast" during a rally gathering supporters of internationally recognised Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara in front of the EU Headquarters in Brussels on January 15, 2011, a day after the EU decided to freeze the European assets of Ivory Coast's outcast leader Laurent Gbagbo, 84 associates and 11 vital industries over his refusal to cede power. The sanctions against industries in the world's top cocoa-producer target the board that manages the country's coffee and cocoa business (CGFCC), the national oil company Petroci and the port of Abidjan. AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET , Tunisians and supporters hold a Tunisian national flag during a demonstration on Marseille streets on January 15, 2011 southern France, after ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country with his family the day before. As Tunisia's former colonial power, France has a large population of Tunisian origin and Tunisian immigrants. AFP PHOTO GERARD JULIEN
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Demonstrators take part in a rally to pay tribute to the 'blood of the martyrs' and celebrate the departure of embattled Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali outside the International Court in The Hague on January 14, 2011. Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who has ruled the country since 1987, quit on January 14, 2010 and left the country after deadly protests, becoming the latest leader to flee under popular pressure. Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi announced on state television that he had taken over as interim president, after a day of violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police in the streets of central Tunis. AFP PHOTO ANP ROBERT VOS netherlands out - belgium out , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Smoke billows from a French and a Tunisian supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on todya amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , People take cloth from a looted store near a supermarket on January 15, 2011 in La Gazella city near Tunis. Tunisia's speaker of parliament took power on today amid chaotic scenes in the streets of the capital after President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule. The army locked down central Tunis to prevent further demos and AFP reporters saw soldiers and plainclothes security personnel dragging dozens of suspected looters out of their cars at gunpoint and taking them away in trucks. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , A woman holds a banner reading "Bravo Tunisia, tomorow Ivory Coast" during a rally gathering supporters of internationally recognised Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara in front of the EU Headquarters in Brussels on January 15, 2011, a day after the EU decided to freeze the European assets of Ivory Coast's outcast leader Laurent Gbagbo, 84 associates and 11 vital industries over his refusal to cede power. The sanctions against industries in the world's top cocoa-producer target the board that manages the country's coffee and cocoa business (CGFCC), the national oil company Petroci and the port of Abidjan. AFP PHOTO / GEORGES GOBET , Tunisians and supporters hold a Tunisian national flag during a demonstration on Marseille streets on January 15, 2011 southern France, after ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country with his family the day before. As Tunisia's former colonial power, France has a large population of Tunisian origin and Tunisian immigrants. AFP PHOTO GERARD JULIEN , Tunisians and supporters hold a Tunisian national flag during a demonstration on Marseille streets on January 15, 2011 southern France, after ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country with his family the day before. As Tunisia's former colonial power, France has a large population of Tunisian origin and Tunisian immigrants. AFP PHOTO GERARD JULIEN
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Tunisian demostrators hold up shells and empty tear-gas cannisters, reportedly used by security forces against demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator gestures and holds a rock in his other hand during clashes between security forces and demonstrators on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , Tunisian security forces face demonstrators during clashes on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demostrator prepares to throw a tear-gas cannister during clashes with security forces on January 10, 2011 in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid. Fresh clashes broke out in Tunisia today as the EU condemned a government crackdown on weekend protests over food and jobs that killed at least 14 people. AFP PHOTO/STR , A Tunisian demonstrator prepares to run during clashes with security forces in Regueb, near Sidi Bouzid on January 10, 2011. At least 35 people have been killed in rioting that erupted over the weekend in Tunisia, International Federation for Human Rights president Souhayr Belhassen told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR , People hold a banner reading "Tunisia, stop massacre" during a demonstration against Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 11, 2011 in Paris. Anger over a government crackdown on protesters in Tunisia grew Tuesday as a union official said 50 were killed in three days of violence, more than double a toll issued by the interior ministry. AFP PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE , Tunisian military stand guard in Tunis center on January 13, 2011. Police and anti-riot forces deployed into the city centre in strength as tensions mounted after another attempt to march earlier in the day. The violence flared in Tunisia after weeks of protests that initially focused on high unemployment, sparked by the suicide of a young graduate who set himself alight on December 17. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID , Tunisian soldiers clash with demonstrators during a protest on Mohamed V avenue on January 14, 2011 in Tunis. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has left Tunisia, say sources close to government on January 14, 2011 after he called a state of emergency and fired his government as escalating protests over his rule forced the evacuation of thousands of European tourists.AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA , A man washes a mannequin at a textile shop which products were destroyed by the recent floods at California neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Brazilian Army soldiers find a corpse in Prainha, Nova Friburgo, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011, after a landslide. Some 35 people died in this site in a landslide four days ago. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Granale De Rosa check her belogings in the inside of their flooded house in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Jose Americo looks at the wreckage of his car outside his house during floods in Vieira, Teresopolis, 130 Km north Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Army soldiers carry a corpse in a plastic bag at Campo do Coelho rescued from a house destroyed by a landslide in Nova Friburgo outskirts, 130 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA , Brazilian Air Force members help a woman who was rescued with her children at a temporary air base in Itaipava, Petropolis, some 100 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA
Residents walks by a crater that engulfed a vehicle in a destroyed street in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to save some potatoes from floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident walks by a car engulfed by sand in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , An eldelry lady leans out of her window in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military took advantage of a break in the weather Sunday to send helicopters to remote areas near Rio hit by landslides and flooding that killed at least 610 people. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A destroyed car stands amidst the remains of a destroyed house at Corrego Dantas neighbourhood, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 16, 2011. The Brazilian military sent troops and helicopters Sunday to rescue stranded survivors of floods and landslides that killed more than 625 people but the operation was stymied by more bad weather. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , Relatives carry the coffin of a victim of a landslide at a cemetery in central Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A resident attempts to retrieve dog food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA , A local resident attempts to retrieve animal food from a heap on a street severely damaged by the recent floods in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 17, 2011. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 640, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA

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