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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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A Nebraska farm family analyzes their budget at the kitchen table and tries to figure out how to fit everything in.

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An unemployed native plays Grand Theft Auto from his condemned home in Point Lay. Unemployment runs extremely high in most villages.

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Whale parts, the remains of a successful hunt, lay around the native village of Kaktovik on Alaska’s North Slope.

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Early work by Joel Sartore. A mine worker is treated for job-related illnesses.

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Early work by Joel Sartore. Urban Danley is shown outside his family’s shack in a Kansas mining town.

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A girl looks over heaps of garbage for food at a landfill in Matamoros, Mexico.

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A boy and his family look for food at a landfill in Matamoros, Mexico.

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A man scavenges for food at a landfill in Matamoros, Mexico.

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Flooding in a trailer park in Lousiana’s bayou country.

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A child plays on a tree swing over the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon. Villagers here live in poverty after selling their forests to logging companies for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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A man named Mangueira and his family settles in for the night in their hammocks in the Brazilian Amazon near the Capim River. Unlike many locals nearby, Mangueira has refused to allow logging on his property. His woods still provide him with an abundance of forest fruits, wild game and medicinal plants.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: theevening meal is eaten from a dirt floor by candle light. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests forlittle cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village. Locals wait for a ride down the Capim at sunset on a river boat.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the Brazilian Amazon: adog begs for scraps as a child eats lunch in a hammock.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandera village: after-dinner recreation. Villagers live in poverty, and many sell off their forests for little cash.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the village of Quiandeua: a man cleans tiny fish for his family’s supper. After villagers sold off the logging rights to much of the rainforestaround them, some locals have taken to fishing. Rivers havebeen badly over-fished here, however, and catches consist of fewer and smaller fish than in years past.

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Daily life along the Capim River in the village Quiandeua: children transport tortoises taken for food. After extensivelogging was allowed here, many villagers began living in poverty, scrounging whatever they could from the lands nearby.

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Daily life along the Capim River in Quiandeua village: A woman displays tortoises which will soon be killed for food. Villagers live in poverty after selling off their forests to the timber companies in exchange for a little cash and some alcohol.

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Freshly-cut old-growth logs near a village on the Capim River in Brazil.

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Smoke from a lumber mill and other industries in Paragominas, Brazil on the Amazon River.

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