"It was terrible inside—it was like one of those films of the Holocaust, bodies piled atop one another."—Police inspector Sandro Meinerz who coordinated the investigation at a nightclub in southern Brazil where a fire killed more than 230 panicked partygoers.

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"There is no going back on freedom, democracy and the supremacy of the law."—Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi after declaring a state of emergency and curfew in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 dead.

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"To me this has nothing to do with me it has to do with the incredible people who were in this movie."—Ben Affleck after winning the Screen Actors Guild award for best movie cast for his film "Argo."