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Massive Fire Turns Acres of Amazon Forest to Ashes - Aerial Photos

World | Reuters | August 30, 2019, 11:25 am
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 An unprecedented surge in wildfires has occurred since Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January vowing to develop the Amazon region for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation.<br /><br />An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An unprecedented surge in wildfires has occurred since Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January vowing to develop the Amazon region for farming and mining, ignoring international concern over increased deforestation.

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view shows a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and farmers, before burning it near Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view shows a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and farmers, before burning it near Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A scorched area of the Amazon rainforest is seen in the Biological Reserve Serra do Cachimbo, at the border with the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Smoke rises from a rainforest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Smoke rises from a rainforest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Smoke rises from the burning jungle in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Smoke rises from the burning jungle in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Smoke rises from several burning fires in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Smoke rises from several burning fires in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A destroyed area is seen in a area of the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group of Amazon rainforest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A destroyed area is seen in a area of the Menkragnoti indigenous reserve of the Kayapo indigenous group of Amazon rainforest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Smoke rises from the burning jungle in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Smoke rises from the burning jungle in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tree is seen atop a hill covered by smoke from the fires in the Amazon rainforest, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. Some clouds and a blue sky were partly visible. But then the haze settled again blanketing the horizon with thick smoke that covered the early morning red-blood sun. (Image: AP)

A tree is seen atop a hill covered by smoke from the fires in the Amazon rainforest, in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. Some clouds and a blue sky were partly visible. But then the haze settled again blanketing the horizon with thick smoke that covered the early morning red-blood sun. (Image: AP)

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 Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A devastated area of Amazon rainforest is seen in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A devastated area of Amazon rainforest is seen in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A lush forest sits next to a field used to graze cattle near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A lush forest sits next to a field used to graze cattle near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Timber from a woodmill sits next to the jungle near Vila Nova Samuel, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Timber from a woodmill sits next to the jungle near Vila Nova Samuel, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a burned tract of Amazon jungle as it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A deforested patch of land in the middle of the jungle is seen near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A deforested patch of land in the middle of the jungle is seen near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of Amazon jungle amid fire smoke as a track of it it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of Amazon jungle amid fire smoke as a track of it it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Nambikwara Sarare village is seen, near Conquista D'Oeste, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. About two hundred people live in the village. (Image: AP)

The Nambikwara Sarare village is seen, near Conquista D'Oeste, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. About two hundred people live in the village. (Image: AP)

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 An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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