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Oct 8, 2015

Postcards From The Amazon

Postcards From The Amazon

Deforestation, mining and drought threaten the natural splendor and indigenous people of the Amazon basin.

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Brazilian fisherman Jose Benedito searches for crabs in the mud surrounding mangrove roots on the coast of Para State /REUTERS

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A Kayapo boy with traditional body paint and piercing is seen at his home in Kikretum /REUTERS

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Workers from Argentine firm Pluspetrol clean up after an oil spill in the Amazon region of Loreto /REUTERS

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Water lily pads are seen on a lake at Peru's Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Amazon jungle /REUTERS

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A capped heron is seen at the Maranon river in Peru's Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Amazon jungle /REUTERS

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A woman sunbathes on a cruise across the Maranon river at Peru's Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Amazon jungle /REUTERS

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Spiritual leaders of the Huni Kui Indian tribe perform a ceremony for a sacred samauma tree outside the village of Novo Segredo along the Envira river in Brazil's northwestern Acre state /REUTERS

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The boat in which Ashaninka Indian leaders travelled to inspect the limits of their territory is tied to the bank of the Envira river in Brazil's northwestern Acre state /REUTERS

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A view of the Shubua, or house of prayer, in the Huni Kui tribe's village of Me Txanava in Brazil's northwestern Acre state /REUTERS

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RNPS - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2014 - PHOTOGRAPHERS' STORY /REUTERS

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A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma /REUTERS

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A tourist guide searches for monkeys at the Manu National Park in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios /REUTERS

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Aerial view of a river in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto /REUTERS

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An aerial view shows illegal deforestation close to the Amazonia National Park in Itaituba /REUTERS

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Villager from Medio Jurua nature reserve of Brazil's Amazon rainforest paddles in his canoe with pirarucus after night of fishing in Manaria Lake /REUTERS

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A single tree is seen on land that was previously jungle in Mato Grosso state. /REUTERS

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Colombian Nukak Maku Indian child rests in a refugee camp at Agua Bonita near San Jose del Guaviare /REUTERS

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The Amazon rain forest (R), bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, is pictured in this aerial photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil /REUTERS

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Dream Braga aims his arrow in a jungle near the village Tres Unidos /REUTERS

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Peruvian police officers take part in an operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios /REUTERS

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View of destroyed illegal gold mining camps after a police operation in La Pampa, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios /REUTERS

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Munduruku Indian warriors navigate the Das Tropas river as they search for illegal gold mines and miners in their territory in western Para state /REUTERS

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Munduruku Indian warriors search for illegal gold mines and miners in western Para state /REUTERS

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A truck transports logs that were illegally extracted from Amazon rainforest near the city of Uruara /REUTERS

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Red and Green Macaws are seen on a clay lick at the Manu Biosphere Reserve /REUTERS

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A Gladiator Tree Frog is seen at the Manu Biosphere Reserve /REUTERS

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A White Cayman is seen on a river at the Manu Biosphere Reserve /REUTERS

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A man pulls his boat across the mudflats of a drying tributary of the Amazon River, as the season drought worsens to one of the worst in recent years, in Parana do Paraua /REUTERS

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The Amazon forest burns next to the city of Mandaquiri /REUTERS

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An aerial view of a natural lake fed by a spring in the Amazon River basin /REUTERS

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