As the death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continues to rise, a single picture drives home the sense of loss.
A photo of a Brazilian dog named Leao siting by his owner’s muddy grave in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro, has been creating a buzz on the blogosphere and touching the hearts of millions. Leao simply refuses to leave the graveside of his owner Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died during the catastrophic landslides that devastated Brazil last week. Sitting by his owner’s final resting place, Leao shows the entire world the meaning of loyalty.
Brazilians are bracing for more rain, fearing more landslides after waves of muddy water swallowed towns in the country's worst flood disaster on record.
At least 655 deaths were reported in a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, northeast of the city of Rio.