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Couples dance at a bar during the evening in a virtually instant town in the remote Amazon forest, about 80km from Apui in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Feb. 4, 2007. Thousands of people have created the town, including prostitutes, bars and pharmacies, in a mobilization rivaling that of a military operation to dig for gold in the region, discovered in Dec. 2006. The environment is not much of a concern as trees are felled and pits are dug by people from all over Brazil and from all walks...
Headline: Brazil Amazon Gold
Author: Douglas Engle/Archivolatino