Fruits of their labor

A U.S fruit company harvests and processes tropical berries with help from Amazon locals, while also teaching them how to preserve the forest. Photos by Ricardo Azoury/Redux.

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Belém, known as the Amazonian Metropolis, is home to 1.5 million residents. The city boomed in the late 19th century, thanks to its rubber industry. Though now dirty and dangerous, the city is a major port for goods coming out of the Amazon. Its coastal location and river access make it ideal for exporting.
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