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Fire at the National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sept. 2. (Photo by Felipe Milanez [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire

Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame.