Santa Elena De Uairen, Venezuela
Pemon indigenous porters cover themselves from the rain with plastics bags on top of Roraima Mount, near...
Pemon indigenous porters cover themselves from the rain with plastics bags on top of Roraima Mount, near Venezuela's border with Brazil January 16, 2015. A mysterious table-topped mountain on the Venezuela-Brazil border that perplexed 19th century explorers and inspired "The Lost World" novel is attracting ever more modern-day adventurers. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now several thousand trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela's savannah, through rivers, and up a narrow path that scales Mount Roraima's 600-meter cliff-faces. While that is a help to Venezuela's tottering tourism industry and brings revenues to local communities, it is also scattering a prehistoric landscape with unwanted litter. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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