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Students lie on the floor of the Nebraska State Capitol Building as they learn about its architectural features.

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A young girl finds a morel mushroom on the forest floor.

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A boy scales a huge tree on an island near the city of Belem, Brazil, in the Brazilian Amazon. Most of the large trees in this area were logged many years ago. Now this single large tree is a major tourist attraction.

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Hunter-gatherers still exist in the Brazilian Amazon, though in fewer numbers. Intact rain forests provide fruit, medicinal plants and wild game for those villagers who refuse to sell the logging rights to their forests.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruits that will belost to deforestation.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that could be lost to deforestation.

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A boy uses a basket to carry Uxi fruit gathered in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Uxi fruit gathering in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one ofmany forest fruits that could be lost to deforestation.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Bacuri fruit lies on the forest floor in the Brazilian Amazon. This is one of many forest fruit trees that is also a valuable timber species, declining in abundance due to extraction by the timber industry.

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Medicinal bark, leaves and forest fruits are spread out on the ground at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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A young girl displays medicinal barks & leaves at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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A sleeping dog lies next to medicinal bark & leaves at a workshop on forest products in the Brazilian Amazon.

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