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An Andean man talks to a police officer (L) during a march against Newmont Mining's Conga project in Peru's Cajamarca region June 17, 2013. Thousands of opponents of a $5 billion gold project of Newmont Mining circled a lake high in the Andes on Monday, vowing to stop the company from eventually draining it to make way for Peru's most expensive mine. Lake Perol is one of several lakes that would eventually be displaced to mine ore from the Conga project. Water from the lakes would be transferred to four reservoirs that the U.S. company and its Peruvian partner, Buenaventura, are building or planning to build.

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An Andean man talks to a police officer during a protest against Newmont Mining’s Conga project in Peru‘s Cajamarca region. Thousands of opponents of the $5bn gold project circled a lake high in the Andes, vowing to stop the company from draining it to make way for Peru‘s most expensive mine. Lake Perol is one of several lakes that would be displaced to mine ore. Water from the lakes would be transferred to four reservoirs that the US company and its Peruvian partner, Buenaventura, are planning to build