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Policemen watch the destruction of camps and pumps used for illegal gold mining in Mega 13, Madre de Dios region, Peru, on Jan. 25, 2014, during an operation.

View of camps surrounding pumps used for illegal gold mining are seen in Mega 13, Madre de Dios region, Peru, on Jan. 25, 2014.Sebastian Castañeda / AFP-Getty Images
A child looks at the tailing produced by illegal gold mining in Mega 13, Madre de Dios region, Peru, on Jan. 25, 2014.Sebastian Castañeda / AFP-Getty Images