Relatives mourn for victims of Brazil's Kiss nightclub fire

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Relatives and friends of Tamise Cielo, one of the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire, gather around her coffin during the funeral at Santa Rita cemetery on Jan. 28, 2013.

Credit:

Jefferson Bernardes

On Monday, the first of Brazil's Kiss nightclub funerals began before dawn. Hundreds of caskets were lined up for burial at a nearby gym. 

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    Empty coffins and coffins with victims of the Kiss night club fire are laid out as relatives identify victims at the municipal gymnasium on Jan. 27, 2013 in Santa Maria.

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    Jefferson Bernardes

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    Relatives hold the hand of a victim, killed in the Kiss nightclub fire, as they pray and mourn at the municipal gymnasium in Santa Maria on Jan. 27, 2013.

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    Antonio Scorza

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    Relatives pray for a victim of the Kiss nightclub fire at the local cemetery on Jan. 27, 2013 in Santa Maria.

    Credit:

    Jefferson Bernardes

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    Relatives wait to identify victims killed in the Kiss nightclub fire at a municipal gymnasium in Santa Maria on Jan. 27, 2013.

    Credit:

    Jefferson Bernardes

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    Livia Oliveira, mother of a Kiss nightclub fire victim, kisses a coffin during a funeral at Santa Rita cementery in Santa Maria, on Jan. 28, 2013.

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    Antonio Scorza

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    Relatives of a Kiss night club fire victim pray and mourn over a coffin at the municipal gymnasium on Jan. 27, 2013 in Santa Maria.

    Credit:

    Antonio Scorza

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    Relatives of a victim killed in the Kiss nightclub blaze carry a coffin at the municipal gymnasium on Jan. 28, 2013 in Santa Maria, Brazil.

    Credit:

    Jefferson Bernardes

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    Relatives and friends of Tamise Cielo, one of the victims of the Kiss nightclub fire, gather around her coffin during the funeral at Santa Rita cemetery on Jan. 28, 2013.

    Credit:

    Jefferson Bernardes