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Foreign Policy: The Big Thirsty, A World Water Crisis

Brazilian fisherman Elson de Oliveira, rows next to a dead alligator at Reis Lake, in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil. Thousands of fish have died due to the severe drought in the Amazon basin. Marcio Silva/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian fisherman Elson de Oliveira, rows next to a dead alligator at Reis Lake, in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil. Thousands of fish have died due to the severe drought in the Amazon basin.

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Brazilian fisherman Elson de Oliveira, hauls a dead alligator into his boat at Reis Lake, in Manaus, Amazonas state, on Dec. 3, 2009. Plummeting water oxygen levels due to a severe drought have led to thousands of fish dying along the Manaquiri River.

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