Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle
A boy carries a dog near a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, at the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dio
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Peruvian highland Indians corral protected vicunas on an Andean plain in the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, in the Peruvian state of Ayacucho
Members of the glaciology unit of Peru’s national water authority walk on the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz, Peru. The glaciology unit is measuring ice thickness and according to Alejo Cochachin at the unit, the Pastoruri glacier retreated 576 metres between 1980 and 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (centre L) dances with a local woman after touring the community of Ayacucho.
Llamas are seen in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco. Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Peru’s top tourist attraction
Andean women line up to enter a bank in Celendin, Cajamarca in northern Peru.
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
Survival International demonstrators wear gas masks as they protest outside the Peruvian embassy in London. Protests also took place in San Francisco, Berlin, Madrid and Paris, calling for an end to the expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru’s Amazon rainforest.