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        Brazil's Controversial Belo Monte Dam Project To Displace Thousands in Amazon | Human Impact on the Physical Environment | Geography

        NEAR ALTAMIRA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Residents who are being affected by the Belo Monte dam and supporters stand atop a temporary earthen dam spelling out the words 'Pare Belo Monte', meaning 'Stop Belo Monte' at the Belo Monte construction site while removing a strip of earth to restore the flow of the Xingu River as a protest against the construction on June 15, 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.

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