An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river

An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, in the Mamiraua nature reserve where villagers fish for arapaima

An aerial view of a tributary of the Solimoes river, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon, in the Mamiraua nature reserve near Tefe, Brazil.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, shows her electronic voting receipt

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Brazil’s President and Workers Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, shows her electronic voting receipt that confirms she voted in the presidential runoff election as she drinks mate tea in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The People’s Climate March – Protests calling for curbs in greenhouse gas emissions

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People march down Sixth Avenue during the People’s Climate March  in New York City. Protests calling for curbs in greenhouse gas emissions were scheduled for today in 150 countries ahead a U.N. summit on climate change. The Amazon rainforest, mostly located in Brazil, produces about 20 percent of the earth’s oxygen but is threatened by deforestation.

A supermoon rises behind Providencia favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A supermoon rises behind Providencia favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A supermoon is so described because it appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the Earth. The phenomenon is also known as a “perigee full Moon”.