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Image of the Day: What On Earth Is On His Back?

Charcoal decorates the back of a laborer at an illegal charcoal camp nestled in the Brazilian rainforest. Much of the illegally logged trees from the Amazon end up in charcoal camps like this one. The charcoal then travels to the furnaces of smelters that produce pig iron, which is later turned into steel. A story in pictures from The Guardian illustrates what comes after deforestation in Brazil.

Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images


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