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Wildfires rage across the Amazon

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by a farmer in Machadinho do Oeste, Rondonia state, Brazil September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A family looks at a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Altamira, Para state, Brazil, August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A family looks at a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Altamira, Para state, Brazil, August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A family looks at a fire burning a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Altamira, Para state, Brazil, August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A wildfire interrupts a third division football match between Atletico Acreano and Luverdense, at Antonio Aquino Lopes stadium in Rio Branco, Brazil, August 25, 2019. Instagram @atleticoacreano1952 via REUTERS

A wildfire interrupts a third division football match between Atletico Acreano and Luverdense, at Antonio Aquino Lopes stadium in Rio Branco, Brazil, August 25, 2019. Instagram @atleticoacreano1952 via REUTERS

A wildfire interrupts a third division football match between Atletico Acreano and Luverdense, at Antonio Aquino Lopes stadium in Rio Branco, Brazil, August 25, 2019. Instagram @atleticoacreano1952 via REUTERS
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Residents are pictured while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Residents are pictured while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Residents are pictured while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A partially burned tree is pictured at a burned tract of Amazon jungle after it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A partially burned tree is pictured at a burned tract of Amazon jungle after it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A partially burned tree is pictured at a burned tract of Amazon jungle after it was cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A man walks amid smoke from a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man walks amid smoke from a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man walks amid smoke from a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Jose, 2, plays while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Jose, 2, plays while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Jose, 2, plays while a fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, in this August 24, 2019, picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, in this August 24, 2019, picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, in this August 24, 2019, picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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A burning tract of the Amazon jungle is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A burning tract of the Amazon jungle is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A burning tract of the Amazon jungle is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS

An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS

An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS
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Firefighters extinguish a fire in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Firefighters extinguish a fire in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Firefighters extinguish a fire in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A snake is seen while a tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A snake is seen while a tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A snake is seen while a tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A car drives past a burning tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A car drives past a burning tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A car drives past a burning tract of Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Firefighters walk at a burnt tract of Amazon jungle during an operation to combat fires in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Firefighters walk at a burnt tract of Amazon jungle during an operation to combat fires in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Firefighters walk at a burnt tract of Amazon jungle during an operation to combat fires in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS

An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS

An aerial view of forest fire of the Amazon taken with a drone is seen from an Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, August 23, 2019. Marizilda Cruppe/Amnesty International/Handout via REUTERS
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The carcass of a cow lies along a tract of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The carcass of a cow lies along a tract of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

The carcass of a cow lies along a tract of the Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A tract of Amazon jungle is seen after a fire in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle is seen after a fire in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle is seen after a fire in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24, 2019. 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, Brazil August 21, 2019. 

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. 

REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A tract of Amazon jungle burns as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Novo Airao, Amazonas state, Brazil August 21, 2019. 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, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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