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An aerial photograph shows an opening cut in the Amazon rainforest by loggers and farmers, in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous Territory in Para State of northeastern Brazil, November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Doblas/ISA/Handout

An aerial photograph shows an opening cut in the Amazon rainforest by loggers and farmers, in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous Territory in Para State of northeastern Brazil, November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Doblas/ISA/Handout

An aerial photograph shows an opening cut in the Amazon rainforest by loggers and farmers, in the Cachoeira Seca Indigenous Territory in Para State of northeastern Brazil, November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Juan Doblas/ISA/Handout
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Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest await transportation by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest await transportation by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest await transportation by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco
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Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco
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Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco

Logs cut from the Amazon rainforest are transported by barge to a shipping port, just off Marajo Island near the mouth of the Amazon River, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Raimundo Pacco
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Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, is floated down Guamá River in the northeastern state of Para April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, is floated down Guamá River in the northeastern state of Para April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

Illegally logged timber, which has been confiscated, is floated down Guamá River in the northeastern state of Para April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Paulo Santos
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