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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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Uxi, a forest fruit, being sold at the Ver-o-peso-market inBelem, Brazil.

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Uxi, a forest fruit, being sold at the Ver-o-peso-market inBelem, Brazil.

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Forest fruit from the Amazon is sold at a market in Belem, Brazil. Decaying architecture from the rubber boom at the turn of the century frames much of the marketplace.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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Forest fruits bacuri, piquia, and uxi being sold at a street market in Paragominas, Brazil.

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