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Brazil's burning Amazon from above

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. More than 60,400 fires have been recorded year-to-date in the Amazon, up 47% from last year, according to government data. Many were set intentionally by farmers and ranchers.   

REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. More than 60,400 fires have been recorded year-to-date in the Amazon, up 47% from last year, according to government data. Many were set...more

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. More than 60,400 fires have been recorded year-to-date in the Amazon, up 47% from last year, according to government data. Many were set intentionally by farmers and ranchers. 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.   REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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

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

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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

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

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 24.   REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 24. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, August 24. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10.  REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A deforested and burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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

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

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

An aerial view shows a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil, August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil, August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

An aerial view of a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil, August 29. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A deforested and burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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

A deforested and burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 17. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A burnt plot is seen in Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, September 11. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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

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