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** FILE ** Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro's Samba City work on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, to put out a fire at warehouses where the city's samba groups store props and costumes for Brazil's largest Carnival parade. No injured were reported. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

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In this photo taken July 18, 1999, Brazil's Ronaldo laughs after his team defeated Uruguay 3-0 to clinch the America's Cup at Defensores del Chaco Stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay. Ronaldo said on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, he is retiring from soccer because he can't stay fit anymore, ending a stellar 18-year career in which he thrived with Brazil and some of Europe's top clubs. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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Residents search for landslide victims in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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People leave their home at a flooded area after landslides in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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A man injured during a landslide is carried in Nova Friburgo, Brazil, on Sunday. Survivors carried food, water and blankets to friends and relatives still stranded in remote, stricken villages. (Associated Press)

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People bury victims of a landslide in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday Jan. 13, 2011. More than 500 people died in Rio state towns after slides hit early Wednesday, officials said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Homes affected by landslides in the Nova Friburgo municipality of Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil are seen on Thursday in this photo released by Rio de Janeiro's state government. At least 355 people died in Rio state towns after slides hit early Wednesday, and at least 50 people were still missing, officials said. (Associated Press)

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A rescue worker walks among debris after landslides at Caleme neighborhood in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain towns, killing hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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This frame grab from video provides an aerial view of a mudslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. Torrential rain tore through Rio de Janeiro's mountains, killing hundreds. (AP Photo/TV Globo, Agencia O Globo)

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People walk among debris after landslides at Caleme neighborhood in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain towns, killing hundreds of people and leaving dozens more missing _ lives rescuers hoped to save as they resumed searches Thursday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Cars sit in debris in a flooded street in Teresopolis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. Torrential summer rains tore through Rio de Janeiro state's mountains, killing more than 300 people. (AP Photo/Roberto Ferreira, Agencia O Dia)

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

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Rescue workers search for survivors in collapsed homes destroyed by flooding in the Nova Friburgo municipality of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. Torrential summer rains tore through Rio de Janeiro state's mountains, killing more than 300 people. (AP Photo/Gerson Goncalo, Agencia O Dia)

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People walk next to debris and a damaged car after landslides in the Caleme neighborhood in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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An aerial view shows the mudslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, that killed 152 people on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Marino Azevedo, Government of Rio de Janeiro state)

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A frame grab from video shows an aerial view of a mudslide in Teresopolis, Brazil, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Torrential rain tore through Rio de Janeiro state's mountains, killing at least 140 people in 24 hours, the state's emergency rescue office said. (AP Photo/TV Globo, Agencia O Globo)

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Toronto Raptors' Julian Wright grabs a rebound ahead of Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, left, from Brazil, abd Daniel Gibson, right, in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Mitsubishi's driver Guilherme Spinelli and co-driver Youssef Haddad, both of Brazil, compete Sunday during the first stage of the 2011 Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Victoria and Cordoba, Argentina. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was sworn in on Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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A police officer guards the area where a bus was burned by alleged drug traffickers at the Santa Cruz slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010. Heavily armed men halted buses and cars, robbed their passengers and set the vehicles ablaze Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, continuing a wave of violence that has rattled rich and poor alike in a city Brazil hopes to make a showplace for the 2016 Olympics. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)