Human banner at World Social Forum

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Indigenous people from across Latin America led more than 1,000 protesters, gathered in Belem, Brazil, for the World Social Forum, in formation of a human banner Jan. 27. Around the giant outline of a warrior taking aim with a bow and arrow, indigenous leaders and activists spelled out the message “SALVE A AMAZONIA,” or “save the Amazon” in Portuguese. Some of the indigenous participants were in traditional garb and armed with bows and arrows themselves.

Photo: Amazon Watch via Environment News Service

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