Amid global concern over widespread deforestation, fires in the Amazon raged on, Friday, August 23, threatening what some call "the lungs of the planet."

Charred trees and fallen branches were seen in Rondonia state, which borders with Bolivia.

In some instances, the burned fields were adjacent to intact livestock ranches and other farms, suggesting the fires had been managed as part of a land-clearing policy. (AP)

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