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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. Picture Taken August 17, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. Picture Taken August 17, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Neri dos Santos Silva, center, is silhouetted against an encroaching fire threat after he spent hours digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
Neri dos Santos Silva, center, is silhouetted against an encroaching fire threat after he spent hours digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
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
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
A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. Reuters
A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. Reuters
 A the carcass of a bovine lies next to an area of burnt vegitation near Porto Velho, Amazon region, Brazil, 24 August 2019. About 150 kilometers from Porto Velho, in the regional capital of the Amazon state of Rondonia, a considerable part of the land has been buring for more than 24 hours and has already consumed more than five kilometers of the land. EPA
A the carcass of a bovine lies next to an area of burnt vegitation near Porto Velho, Amazon region, Brazil, 24 August 2019. About 150 kilometers from Porto Velho, in the regional capital of the Amazon state of Rondonia, a considerable part of the land has been buring for more than 24 hours and has already consumed more than five kilometers of the land. EPA
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
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
A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Reuters
A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Reuters
Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front a deforested area in ??nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front a deforested area in ??nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous boy from the Mura tribe tries to look for a butterfly in Itaparana village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous boy from the Mura tribe tries to look for a butterfly in Itaparana village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
A truck loaded with logs cut from an area of the Amazon rainforest is seen near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 14, 2019. Picture Taken August 14, 2019. Reuters
A truck loaded with logs cut from an area of the Amazon rainforest is seen near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 14, 2019. Picture Taken August 14, 2019. Reuters
A worker cuts lumber from logs extracted from the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 19, 2019. Picture taken August 19, 2019. Reuters
A worker cuts lumber from logs extracted from the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 19, 2019. Picture taken August 19, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of logs illegally cut from Amazon rainforest are seen in sawmills near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of logs illegally cut from Amazon rainforest are seen in sawmills near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. Reuters
Natives take part in a march along thousands of people, including artists, politicians, and intellectuals march for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 August 2019. Thousands of soldiers have reinforced the firefighting operation in the Amazon, where the number of states that have asked Federal Government aid has increased to seven. EPA
Natives take part in a march along thousands of people, including artists, politicians, and intellectuals march for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 August 2019. Thousands of soldiers have reinforced the firefighting operation in the Amazon, where the number of states that have asked Federal Government aid has increased to seven. EPA
A woman wears an animal mask and carries a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: 'Eliminate Bolsonaro,' during a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and calling for action to protect the Amazon rainforest, outside Brazil's embassy in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
A woman wears an animal mask and carries a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: 'Eliminate Bolsonaro,' during a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and calling for action to protect the Amazon rainforest, outside Brazil's embassy in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. Picture Taken August 17, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. Picture Taken August 17, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Sunlight is seen over the lake of Samuel Hydroelectric Dam in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
Neri dos Santos Silva, center, is silhouetted against an encroaching fire threat after he spent hours digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
Neri dos Santos Silva, center, is silhouetted against an encroaching fire threat after he spent hours digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
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
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
A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. Reuters
A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 20, 2019. Reuters
 A the carcass of a bovine lies next to an area of burnt vegitation near Porto Velho, Amazon region, Brazil, 24 August 2019. About 150 kilometers from Porto Velho, in the regional capital of the Amazon state of Rondonia, a considerable part of the land has been buring for more than 24 hours and has already consumed more than five kilometers of the land. EPA
A the carcass of a bovine lies next to an area of burnt vegitation near Porto Velho, Amazon region, Brazil, 24 August 2019. About 150 kilometers from Porto Velho, in the regional capital of the Amazon state of Rondonia, a considerable part of the land has been buring for more than 24 hours and has already consumed more than five kilometers of the land. EPA
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
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
A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Reuters
A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Reuters
Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front a deforested area in ??nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An indigenous named Pedro Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front a deforested area in ??nondemarcated indigenous land inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous boy from the Mura tribe tries to look for a butterfly in Itaparana village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous boy from the Mura tribe tries to look for a butterfly in Itaparana village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous named Raimundo Praia Mura from the Mura tribe reacts in front of a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands inside the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019. Reuters
An Indigenous girl from the Parintintin tribe sits on a cut tree trunk in Traira village near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view shows a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, Brazil August 21, 2019. Reuters
A truck loaded with logs cut from an area of the Amazon rainforest is seen near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 14, 2019. Picture Taken August 14, 2019. Reuters
A truck loaded with logs cut from an area of the Amazon rainforest is seen near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 14, 2019. Picture Taken August 14, 2019. Reuters
A worker cuts lumber from logs extracted from the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 19, 2019. Picture taken August 19, 2019. Reuters
A worker cuts lumber from logs extracted from the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 19, 2019. Picture taken August 19, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of logs illegally cut from Amazon rainforest are seen in sawmills near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. Reuters
An aerial view of logs illegally cut from Amazon rainforest are seen in sawmills near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil August 22, 2019. Reuters
Natives take part in a march along thousands of people, including artists, politicians, and intellectuals march for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 August 2019. Thousands of soldiers have reinforced the firefighting operation in the Amazon, where the number of states that have asked Federal Government aid has increased to seven. EPA
Natives take part in a march along thousands of people, including artists, politicians, and intellectuals march for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and against the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 August 2019. Thousands of soldiers have reinforced the firefighting operation in the Amazon, where the number of states that have asked Federal Government aid has increased to seven. EPA
A woman wears an animal mask and carries a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: 'Eliminate Bolsonaro,' during a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and calling for action to protect the Amazon rainforest, outside Brazil's embassy in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
A woman wears an animal mask and carries a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: 'Eliminate Bolsonaro,' during a protest against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and calling for action to protect the Amazon rainforest, outside Brazil's embassy in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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