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Brazil's Amazon region in August suffers 2nd most fires in past decade

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Cuiaba, Sep 1 (EFE).- Brazil's Amazon region in August registered some 30,000 forest fires, the second largest number for the month in the past decade, exceeded only by some 5 percent more fires during the same month last year when images of the flames in the world's largest tropical forest sped around the globe, sparking worldwide indignation.Despite the fact that the number of fires in Amazonia has declined in August, there were still 12.4 percent more than the historical average for the month of 26,082 fires, according to figures released on Tuesday by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). (Camera: ROGÉRIO FLORENTINO). SHOT LIST: A FOREST FIRE NEAR CUIABA, BRAZIL, IN THE COUNTRY'S AMAZON REGION.

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