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An ipe (lapacho) tree is seen in this aerial view of the Amazon rainforest near the city of Novo Progresso, Para State. 
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.
The Macuxi Bridge over the White River is seen in the Amazon city of Boa Vista, Brazil, December 2, 2015. The White River reached the lowest level recorded over the past four years, according to the State Environmental and Water Resources Foundation (Femarh).
An aerial view of ovens used to make charcoal from wood is seen in a traditional charcoal factory in the Amazon city of Boa Vista, Brazil. The destruction of Brazil's Amazon forest, the world's largest intact rainforest, increased by 16 percent in 2015 from a year ago as the government struggles to enforce legislation and stop illegal clearings. 
Cattle walk on a tract of Amazon rainforest that has been cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso, Para State. 
An aerial view of the construction site of a hydroelectric dam along the Teles Pires river, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Alta Floresta, Para state. 
 A man rides his horse next to cows in this aerial view on a plot of deforested Amazon rainforest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil.

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