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PHOTO SERIES: Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

 Reuters 18 July 2019

At this year’s Olympics Games, the Brazilian government will hand out millions of free, sustainably produced condoms. The condoms are made using uses latex gathered from Amazon rubber trees, and with them the government aims to not only encourage safe sex, but also protect the rain forest and provide employment for local people. (403 Words) - By Ricardo Moraes

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Joao Batista Araujo, 34, who has worked as a rubber extractor since his childhood, poses for a photograph in front of a Seringueira rubber tree in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve, in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Condoms, produced with natural rubber extracted from the Seringueira tree, are tested at Natex male condoms plant in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil, June 23, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Raimundo Mendes de Barros, 71, who has worked as a rubber extractor for 57 years, prepares to cut a Seringueira rubber tree in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Raimundo Mendes de Barros, 71, who has worked as a rubber extractor for 57 years, cuts a Seringueira rubber tree in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A devotee prays in front of a statue of Sao Joao do Guarani (Saint Joao of Guarani) during an annual celebration in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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devotee walks on his knees around a chapel to make an offering to Sao Joao do Guarani (Saint Joao of Guarani) during an annual celebration in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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A devotee rides her horse around a chapel to make an offering to Sao Joao do Guarani (Saint Joao of Guarani) during an annual celebration in Chico Mendes Extraction Reserve in Xapuri, Acre state, Brazil.Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes


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