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Brazilian residents look at buildings damaged after a landslide in Teresopolis. Rain began falling again Friday in mountain towns where mudslides and flooding killed at least 479 people, hindering rescuers' efforts to reach survivors even as relatives hauled the dead down the hills to freshly dug graves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A woman is rescued from a landslide area in Teresopolis, Brazil, where mudslides and flooding killed at least 479 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

While searching the skies for black holes using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers discovered a giant supernova that was smothered in its own dust. In this artist's rendering, an outer shell of gas and dust -- which erupted from the star hundreds of years ago -- obscures the supernova within. This event in a distant galaxy hints at one possible future for the brightest star system in our own Milky Way.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

An aerial view of Mt. Everest. The government said it aims to double the number of foreign visitors who come to Nepal every year to 1 million in 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Prakash Mathema / AFP / Getty Images

The sun comes up through the fog in the early-morning hours over Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

Narelle Cole gently wipes the fetid silt from a 21-year-old photo of her daughter Kerrie, which she salvaged from the ruins of her inundated home in Ipswich, Australia. As the floodwaters drained from the cities and towns, revealing the full scope of the devastation wrought when the Brisbane River burst its banks, search teams recovered the body of a 16th victim.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty Images

A southern pochard duck stands on the head of a hippo at the zoo in Berlin. Six of these ducks were introduced to the hippo enclosure at the beginning of this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

People gather during a rally in Rawalpindi to protest attempts to modify Pakistan's blasphemy law that was held near the house of Mumtaz Qadri, who said he carried out the assassination of a liberal Pakistani governor.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

Indian Hindu pilgrims are reflected in the waters as they head to the Gangasagar during the hold Hindu day of Makar Sankranti. A large number of Hindu pilgrims converged for the Gangasagar Mela, which culminates Friday on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP / Getty Images

The Ukrainian flag flies during a rally organized by nationalist parties in front of President Viktor Yanukovych's office in Kiev. Protesters demanded a stop to what they say is political repression against the opposition started since Yanukovych's presidency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images

An artist perform the traditional Indian art form of dance Ottamthullal during the annual temple festival in the southern Indian city of Koch. The art form was created during the 18th century by Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sivaram V / Reuters

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