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People seeking medical attention arrive at the Cartucho community where a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition is being held in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

People seeking medical attention arrive at the Cartucho community where a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition is being held in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Indigenous women sit after receiving eye surgery at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Indigenous women sit after receiving eye surgery at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Evandro, an 8-year old child from a Yanomani tribe, rests after his surgery at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Evandro, an 8-year old child from a Yanomani tribe, rests after his surgery at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A woman from the Yanomamy tribe waits for medical attention at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A woman from the Yanomamy tribe waits for medical attention at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A doctor performs surgery on a man from the Yanomamy tribe at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A doctor performs surgery on a man from the Yanomamy tribe at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Volunteer doctors travel on Negro river for a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. The "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditors) organization provides medical care for indigenous tribes and residents who come from different locations of the Amazonian Rainforest to receive clinical and surgical treatment. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Volunteer doctors travel on Negro river for a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. The "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditors) organization provides medical care for indigenous tribes and residents who come from different locations of the Amazonian Rainforest to receive clinical and surgical treatment. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A man from the Yanomamy tribe leaves a mobile hospital area after receiving surgical treatment at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man from the Yanomamy tribe leaves a mobile hospital area after receiving surgical treatment at the Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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The foot of a man from a Yanomami tribe is seen after an operation by doctors from a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The foot of a man from a Yanomami tribe is seen after an operation by doctors from a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A man from a Yanomami tribe waits to be operated on by doctors from a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man from a Yanomami tribe waits to be operated on by doctors from a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A man from the Yanomami tribe waits for treatment at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man from the Yanomami tribe waits for treatment at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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An indigenous child plays with a medical glove at the site of a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An indigenous child plays with a medical glove at the site of a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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An indigenous man arrives for his operation at a mobile surgical center set up by a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An indigenous man arrives for his operation at a mobile surgical center set up by a "Expedicionarios da Saude" (Brazilian Health Expeditions) medical expedition to the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A child from a Yanomami tribe receives medical treatment at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A child from a Yanomami tribe receives medical treatment at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A man from Bare tribe swims with his children on Negro River at the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man from Bare tribe swims with his children on Negro River at the Cartucho community in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A doctor examines a child from a Yanomami tribe at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A doctor examines a child from a Yanomami tribe at Cartucho community during a medical expedition in Santa Izabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil, November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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