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Gallery: Rio+20 Conference

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Activists are marching in protest during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio 20, in Rio de Janeiro.

The Rio+20 Conference brings together world leaders, NGOs, the private sector, scientists and interest groups to discuss social equity, global governance and environmental protection.

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Activists march in protest during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: APActivists march holding a banner that reads in Portuguese "Reverse Rio+20. Dilma, with what face will you arrive?" during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APPeople protest beside a table set with empty plates and national flags as they hold signs that read from right to left in Portuguese; "Shame, hunger" at the Copacabana beach during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APA 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. Photo: APIn this photo released by Amazon Watch, hundreds of people make a human banner that reads in Portuguese 'Rivers for life' on Flamengo beach on the sidelines of the Rio+20, or UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APPeople 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, or UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APPataxo Indians shout slogans against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon, on the sidelines of the Rio+20, or the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APA worker carries crates past a fake life-sized war tank covered with bread sitting on display in the Santa Marta slum as part of a "Bread not Bombs" protest on the sidelines of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APA fake life-sized war tank covered by bread sits on display in the Santa Marta slum as part of a "Bread not Bombs" protest on the sidelines of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: APArtist and activist Holger Gussefeld holds up a broken gun next to a fake war-tank covered with bread in the Santa Marta slum as part of a "Bread not Bombs" protest on the sidelines of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: AP

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