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Wildfires rage in Brazil's Amazon

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. Brazil's conservation efforts have come under scrutiny this year amid the worst fires in the Amazon rainforest since 2010. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has called for rolling back conservation rules to allow more development of the region's natural resources. (This gallery has been updated to correct to say fires highest since 2010 and removes reference to record.
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A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. Brazil's conservation efforts have come under scrutiny this year amid the worst fires in the Amazon rainforest since 2010....more

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. Brazil's conservation efforts have come under scrutiny this year amid the worst fires in the Amazon rainforest since 2010. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has called for rolling back conservation rules to allow more development of the region's natural resources. (This gallery has been updated to correct to say fires highest since 2010 and removes reference to record. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019.  Images of the Amazon burning have sparked international condemnation of the environmental policies of Bolsonaro, who has dismissed those concerns as outsiders meddling in Brazil's internal affairs. 
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Images of the Amazon burning have sparked international condemnation of the environmental policies of Bolsonaro, who has...more

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Images of the Amazon burning have sparked international condemnation of the environmental policies of Bolsonaro, who has dismissed those concerns as outsiders meddling in Brazil's internal affairs. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have jumped this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE on August 20. The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018, the agency said, and is the highest since 2010.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have jumped this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center...more

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have jumped this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research center INPE on August 20. The surge marks an 83% increase over the same period of 2018, the agency said, and is the highest since 2010. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Deforestation is often followed by burning to clear land for ranching or farming, so the destruction in August could signal more fires to come in the Amazon, according Ana Paula Aguiar, an INPE land use researcher now on leave at Stockholm University. 
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Deforestation is often followed by burning to clear land for ranching or farming, so the destruction in August could signal...more

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. Deforestation is often followed by burning to clear land for ranching or farming, so the destruction in August could signal more fires to come in the Amazon, according Ana Paula Aguiar, an INPE land use researcher now on leave at Stockholm University. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Eliane Muller, 40, walks next to a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers after the fire hit 2 acres from her cassava plantation in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Eliane Muller, 40, walks next to a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers after the fire hit 2 acres from her cassava plantation in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Eliane Muller, 40, walks next to a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers after the fire hit 2 acres from her cassava plantation in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A Brazilian soldier walks in a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A Brazilian soldier walks in a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A Brazilian soldier walks in a burnt tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at Tenharim Marmelos Indigenous Land, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Avaci, 77, who is an employee of a farm, walks on a smoldering field after it was hit by a fire burning a tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Avaci, 77, who is an employee of a farm, walks on a smoldering field after it was hit by a fire burning a tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Avaci, 77, who is an employee of a farm, walks on a smoldering field after it was hit by a fire burning a tract of the Amazon forest as it is cleared by farmers, in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A member of the National Public Security Force combats a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019.    REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of the National Public Security Force combats a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of the National Public Security Force combats a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by farmers in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A member of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) walks as a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) walks as a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A member of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) walks as a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle is cleared by farmers near in Rio Pardo, Rondonia, Brazil September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. 
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A burning tree is seen during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest in Itapua do Oeste, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A burning tree is seen during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest in Itapua do Oeste, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A burning tree is seen during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest in Itapua do Oeste, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A view of a deforested area at the National Forest Bom Futuro in Rio Pardo, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A fire is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A deforested and burnt area is seen in an indigenous area used as a cattle pasture in Areoes, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, September 4, 2019.  REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A deforested and burnt area is seen in an indigenous area used as a cattle pasture in Areoes, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A deforested and burnt area is seen in an indigenous area used as a cattle pasture in Areoes, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view shows an area of the Amazon rainforest affected by fire near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows an area of the Amazon rainforest affected by fire near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows an area of the Amazon rainforest affected by fire near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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