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Fire guts 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro

National Museum of Brazil in Rio

Drone view of Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

View of the entrance of Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

A researcher gestures as they try to salvage artifacts from the debris a day after a massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

A National Museum worker carries away a piece rescued from the museum after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

File photo taken in 2008 of palaeontologists showing a model of a flying reptile named Nemicolopterus crypticus at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. The toothless flying reptile lived in gingko forests that existed some 120 million years ago in present-day China.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

View of pieces on display at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 9, 2017. A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, in what the nation’s president said was a “tragic” loss of knowledge and heritage.

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National Museum of Brazil in Rio

View of a piece on display at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 9, 2017.  A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, in what the nation’s president said was a “tragic” loss of knowledge and heritage.

 (Erwan le Bourdonnec / AFP/Getty Images)
National Museum of Brazil in Rio

View of pieces on display at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 9, 2017.

 (Erwan le Bourdonnec / AFP/Getty Images)
National Museum of Brazil in Rio

View of pieces on display at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 9, 2017.

 (Erwan le Bourdonnec / AFP/Getty Images)
National Museum of Brazil in Rio

A May 14, 2009, photo of a paleontologist working on the skeleton of an Angaturama limai -a spinosaurus dinosaur- carrying the skeleton of an anhanguerid pterosaur, at the National Museum of History in Rio de Janeiro.

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