Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

Indigenous people from the Kuruaia and Xipaia tribes take communion during Mass at the start of the Xingu  23 event that gathers resisters of the Belo Monte dam project in the Amazon basin on June 13, 2012 in Santo Antonio, near Altamira, Brazil. Santo Antonio is adjacent to where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction and the entire community will be expropriated for the construction.

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Brazil's Belo Monte Dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric Dam and will displace up to 20,000 and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest. The controversial project is one of 60 projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy.

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