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Friends and relatives light candles during a march paying homage to the victims of a mining dam collapse a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Friends and relatives hold signs with the names of victims, during a march paying homage to the victims of a mining dam collapse a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil. A spokesman for the Minas Gerais Fire Department said after the ceremony that authorities were not calling off the search for bodies although no one had been found alive since Saturday.

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Helicopters hover over an iron ore mining complex to release thousands of flower petals paying homage to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing after a mining dam collapsed there a week ago, in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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This Jan. 29, 2019 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows mud flooding an area days after a mining company's dam collapsed on Jan. 25, near Brumadinho, Brazil. As search-and-recovery efforts continued, authorities also worked to slow the reddish-brown mud that was heading down a small river with high concentrations of iron oxide, threatening to contaminate a much larger waterway that provides drinking water to communities in five of the country’s 26 states.

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Cemetery workers prepare burial sites for the victims from the collapsed dam, in Brumadinho, Brazil. Officials said the death toll was expected to grow "exponentially," since no one had been rescued alive since Saturday.

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Firefighters pull a body from the mud days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Rescue workers look for victims in the mud at a site where a hotel used to be, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A firefighter looks for victims in the mud, days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Firefighters watch the body of a person they pulled from the mud, get lifted up and away by a helicopter days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Rescue workers walk on a rail bridge that was destroyed after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil. Firefighters carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste.

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A woman covered in mud protests against Brazilian mining company Vale at the entrance of the company office, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There is mounting anger directed at Vale amid questions about the area's largest employer following an apparent lack of a warning siren ahead of Friday's collapse of a dam at one of its dams that has killed dozens.

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This combo of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows an area northeast of Brumadinho, Brazil on June 2, 2018, top, months before a dam collapsed and covered the area, below, seen on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Brazilian officials suspended the search for potential survivors of the Jan. 25 dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company, Vale, was also at risk of breaching.

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Mud floods an area where a hotel was destroyed, after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A man takes a picture of a partially destroyed home that was evacuated after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Civil firefighters survey a destroyed rail bridge two days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Mud floods an area two days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Members of the rescue operation fly over the site where a dam collapsed two days ago, next to dam B6 that also had an collapse alert, in Brumadinho, Brazil. Authorities evacuated several neighborhoods in the southeastern city of Brumadinho that were within range of the B6 dam owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale.

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A rail bridge stands cut in half two days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Rescue workers in a helicopter search a flooded area after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil. A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam on Friday threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned.

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Policemen and rescue personnel work at a blocked road after a dam collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Isamara de Araujo stands inside her partially destroyed house after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to rise during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains.

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An aerial view shows a partially destroyed house after a dam collapsed, in Brumadinho, Brazil. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to rise during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains.

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The mud covers the backyard of a house after a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A volunteer walks next to a partially destroyed home, two days after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A destroyed house is seen after a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A van is seen in half buried in the mud after a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil. Rescuers in helicopters searched for survivors while firefighters dug through mud in a huge area in southeastern Brazil buried by the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste, with at least nine people dead and up to 300 missing.

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An aerial view shows a destroyed vehicle after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows destroyed vehicles and wagons after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil. Rescuers searched for survivors in a huge area in southeastern Brazil buried by mud from the collapse of dam holding back mine waste, with several people dead and hundreds missing.

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A cow sits stuck after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil. Brazilian officials suspended the search for potential survivors of a Jan. 25 dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.

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Cattle are covered by mining debris after a mine collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A road is blocked after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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An aerial view shows flooding triggered by a collapsed dam near Brumadinho, Brazil.

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A structure lays in ruins after a dam collapsed near Brumadinho, Brazil. Brazilian mining company Vale SA said it didn’t yet have information on deaths or injuries at the dam but said that tailings have reached the community of Vila Ferteco.

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An aerial view shows a collapsed bridge caused by flooding triggered by a dam collapse near Brumadinho, Brazil. The dam that held back mining waste collapsed, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing.

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