Protest against Rio+20 conference

  • Protesters hold a rally near the U.S. Embassy against the ongoing Rio+20 conference on sustainable development taking place in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, on Wednesday, June 20. (AP photo)
  • Protesters hold a rally near the U.S. Embassy against the ongoing Rio+20 conference on sustainable development taking place in Rio De Janiero (AP photo)
  • A protester displays a placard during a rally against the ongoing Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, near the U.S. Embassy in Manila (AP photo)
  • Protesters march towards the U.S. Embassy during a rally against the ongoing Rio+20 conference on sustainable development (AP photo)
  • Protesters hold placards during a rally against the ongoing Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, in Manila, Philippines (AP photo)
  • A Brazilian scientist demonstrates against the lack of funding for environmental science on the sidelines of the Rio+20, or UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (AP photo)
  • Pataxo Indians shout slogans against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon, on the sidelines of the Rio+20 (AP photo)
  • People make a human banner that spells out in Portuguese 'Rivers for life' on Flamengo beach, organized by Amazon Watch, on the sidelines of the Rio+20 (AP photo)
  • People participate in a human banner on Flamengo beach, organized by Amazon Watch, on the sidelines of the Rio+20 (AP photo)
  • A Pataxo Indian waits to participate in the building of a human banner on Flamengo beach, organized by Amazon Watch, on the sidelines of the Rio+20 (AP photo)
  • In this picture released by Amazon Watch, indigenous people along with small farmers, fisherfolk, and local residents occupy the Belo Monte Dam project during a protest at the Xingu river in the Brazilian state of Para (AP photo)
  • Activists pretend to cry next to a fake coffin with a sign that reads in Portuguese "National environmental politics" during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20 (AP photo)

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