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Andean women, wearing straw hats, wait in line by the street to enter a bank in Celendin in Peru's northern region of Cajamarca June 18, 2013. Celendin province is famous in the region for its handmade hats, which are woven with local straws and worn by most farmers in its towns, who believe that wearing a quality straw hat is important to create a good image.

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Andean women line up to enter a bank in Celendin, Cajamarca in northern Peru.

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

Survival International demonstrators protest wearing gas masks outside the Peruvian Embassy in London, Britain, 23 April 2013. Worldwide protests took place in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Madrid and Paris calling for an end to the expansion of the Camisea gas project in Peru's Amazon rainforest.

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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.