Kaiapo Indian Chief Raony attends a protest against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Brasilia, Brazil on Tuesday February 8, 2011. A Brazilian environmental agency has given approval for initial work to begin on a massive hydroelectric dam planned for the heart of the Amazon jungle. The 11,000-megawatt project to dam the Xingu River, which feeds the Amazon, would be the third-largest such hydroelectric project in the world. By Eraldo Peres/AP.
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