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FILE - In this May 20, 2011, file photo, gold is weighed at a gold-buying store in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru. Government efforts to halt illegal mining have mostly been futile. The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

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