Controversial Amazon dam

Residents who are being displaced by the Belo Monte dam and supporters stand atop a temporary earthen dam at the construction site after 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.

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Amazon Indians refuse to end their occupation of a building site that has partially paralyzed work on the world's third largest hydroelectric dam for days. Some 200 people from various indigenous groups occupied one of three construction sites of the controversial Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, halting work by 3,000 of the 22,000 workers on the project.

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