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  1. Dying in line: Inside Brazil's crunch for COVID ICU beds

  2. Patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus, wait in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

  3. A patient who tested positive for the coronavirus waits in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  4. On Bauru's front line, doctors are exhausted; understaffed and under-resourced against the relentless tide of infections.

  5. A health worker takes care of a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus as he waits in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  6. Beds are so scarce in Bauru that desperate relatives are turning to the courts, hiring lawyers to secure injunctions that would force hospitals - public or private - to take in patients. But lawyers cannot create ICU beds where there are none.

  7. Patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus wait in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  8. Members of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team transport a patient, who tested positive for the coronavirus to a hospital in Bauru.

  9. A worker arrives with an oxygen cylinder in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  10. Health workers take care of a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus as he waits to be transferred to the ICU in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  11. Members of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team transport a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus to a hospital in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  12. A patient who tested positive for the coronavirus waits in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  13. A medical staff member checks an oxygen tank used for a coronavirus patient waiting to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  14. Health workers take care of patients as they wait to be transferred to the ICU. Despite the crisis, President Jair Bolsonaro continues to ridicule stay-at-home measures. He rarely wears a mask and has said he does not plan to get vaccinated.

  15. A medical staff member fills out medical records of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus waiting to be transferred to the ICU.

  16. Members of an Emergency Mobile Care Service (SAMU) team transport a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus to a hospital in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  17. A patient who tested positive for the coronavirus waits in the corridor to be transferred to the ICU in the Central Emergency Room in Bauru. REUTERS/Leonardo Benassatto

  18. Health workers take care of patients, who tested positive for the coronavirus, as they wait to be transferred to the ICU in Bauru.