An old boat is submerged in the Xingu River near the site where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 14, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest.

An old boat is submerged in the Xingu River near the site where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 14, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest.
An old boat is submerged in the Xingu River near the site where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 14, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest. Mario Tama/Getty Images
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