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A firefighter adjusts his safety helmet as he tries to extinguish a fire at the park Floresta Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, 01 September 2014. Six teams, a helicopter and an aircraft were mobilized to contain the fire. The Brazilian capital suffers of current low humidity and a period of drought.

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A blaze engulfs part of a national forest in Brazil, the Floresta Nacional in Brasilia, as the nation’s capital is hit by a drought.

France's President Francois Hollande (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia December 12, 2013.

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France’s President François Hollande and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on October 3, 2013. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups concentrate in the Brazilian capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization Week.

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Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on Thursday. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups gathered in Brazil’s capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization week.

An Indigenous Indian dances at the Esplanade of Ministries during a demonstration against the PEC 215 in Brasilia...An Indigenous Indian dances at the Esplanade of Ministries during a demonstration against a proposed constitutional amendment known as PEC 215, which amends the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands, in Brasilia, October 1, 2013. According to the organizers, the protest is part of the National Indigenous Mobilization which is holding events in various parts of Brazil from September 30 to October 5 to defend the territorial rights of the indigenous population against the government, agribusiness and large mining and energy companies. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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An Indigenous Indian man dances at the Esplanade of Ministries during a demonstration against a proposed constitutional amendment known as PEC 215, which changes the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands, in Brasilia, Brazil. The National Indigenous Mobilization is holding events throughout the country until October 5 to defend the territorial rights of the indigenous population.

Munduruku natives rally in fron...TOPSHOTS Munduruku natives rally in front of  the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on June 6, 2013. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation under which they would have to be consulted prior to any official decision affecting them with respect to the dam's construction. Belo Monte, which is being built at a cost of $13 billion, is expected to flood an area of 500 square km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some NGOs have estimated that some 40,000 people would be displaced by the massive project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SAEVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images

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Munduruku Indians gather in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation giving them consultation rights prior to any official decision regarding the construction of the Belo Monte dam that would affect them. The dam, which is being built at a cost of $13bn, is expected to flood an area of 500sq km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some non-governmental organisations have estimated that about 40,000 people would be displaced by the huge project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life, while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem Read more