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RTR4EVXE
November 20, 2014
Planks are piled up at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of...
Lagos, Nigeria
Planks are piled up in a shop at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Planks are piled up at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A labourer works a milling machine at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014....
Lagos, Nigeria
A labourer works a milling machine at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
A labourer works a milling machine at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A shop built from planks, where carpentry hardware is sold, is seen at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of...
Lagos, Nigeria
A shop built from planks, where carpentry hardware is sold, is seen at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of...
A shop built from planks, where carpentry hardware is sold, is seen at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A woman carries a plank on her head at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014....
Lagos, Nigeria
A woman carries a plank on her head at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos
A woman carries a plank on her head at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency.
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RTR4EVX9
November 20, 2014
Men push a log out of the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood,...
Lagos, Nigeria
Men push a log out of the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Men push a log out of the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency.
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November 20, 2014
Logs are arranged for milling at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014....
Lagos, Nigeria
Logs are arranged for milling at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Logs are arranged for milling at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency.
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November 20, 2014
A raft of logs floats through the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole...
Lagos, Nigeria
A raft of logs floats through the Lagos Lagoon
A raft of logs floats through the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency.
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November 20, 2014
Men stand on a raft near the Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014. Wood,...
Lagos, Nigeria
Men stand on a raft near the Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Men stand on a raft near the Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon September 25, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS. Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Rafts float under a bridge near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood,...
Lagos, Nigeria
Rafts float under a bridge near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Rafts float under a bridge near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency.
REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A boy loads a canoe with firewood at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood,...
Lagos, Nigeria
A boy loads a canoe with firewood at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
A boy loads a canoe with firewood at Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A cocoa farmer and log merchant, Olawole Samson (2nd L), 56, sits with his family as they pose for a...
Igbatoro, Nigeria
A cocoa farmer and log merchant, Olawole Samson, sits with his family as they pose for a photograph in...
A cocoa farmer and log merchant, Olawole Samson (2nd L), 56, sits with his family as they pose for a photograph in their home in the village of Igbatoro, southwest Nigeria, September 1, 2014. Samson is a community school teacher but also has an expansive cocoa farm where available trees are cut down and sold to support his meagre income. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power. Logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A child stands in front of a kitchen built with wood planks near a sawmill in the town of Igede in Nigeria's...
Igede, Nigeria
A child stands in front of a kitchen built with wood planks near a sawmill in the town of Igede
A child stands in front of a kitchen built with wood planks near a sawmill in the town of Igede in Nigeria's southwest state of Ekiti, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A thatched house, built as a shelter for labourers, stands on a raft near Okobaba sawmill at the edge...
Lagos, Nigeria
A thatched house, built as a shelter for labourers, stands on a raft near Okobaba sawmill at the edge...
A thatched house, built as a shelter for labourers, stands on a raft near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power. Logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Children play in front of a mud house near an unreserved forest in the village of Igbatoro, southwest...
Igbatoro, Nigeria
Children play in front of a mud house near an unreserved forest in the village of Igbatoro
Children play in front of a mud house near an unreserved forest in the village of Igbatoro, southwest Nigeria, August 28, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Men work to remove logs from the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24,...
Lagos, Nigeria
Men work to remove logs from the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon
Men work to remove logs from the water near Okobaba sawmill at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon June 24, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A man rests at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A man rests at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A man rests at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A woman collects sawdust at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A woman collects sawdust at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A woman collects sawdust at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A labourer uses a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A labourer uses a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A labourer uses a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Labourers roll a log into a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
Labourers roll a log into a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township...
Labourers roll a log into a milling machine at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A worker carries a saw blade at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A worker carries a saw blade at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A worker carries a saw blade at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Broken automobile parts are scattered in front of a mechanic's workshop, built with wood planks, in the...
Igede, Nigeria
Broken automobile parts are scattered in front of a mechanic's workshop in the town of Igede
Broken automobile parts are scattered in front of a mechanic's workshop, built with wood planks, in the town of Igede in Nigeria's southwest state of Ekiti August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A man makes a call on his mobile phone near the electric point at a sawmill near an unreserved forest...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A man makes a call on his mobile phone near the electric point at a sawmill near an unreserved forest...
A man makes a call on his mobile phone near the electric point at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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November 20, 2014
A labourer drives a truck used for transporting logs from an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A labourer drives a truck used for transporting logs from an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township...
A labourer drives a truck used for transporting logs from an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
The bonnet of a truck used for transporting logs is opened in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
The bonnet of a truck used for transporting logs is opened in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township...
The bonnet of a truck used for transporting logs is opened in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power. Logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
Labourers walk near trucks loaded with logs, which are trapped on a muddy road, near an unreserved forest...
Igbatoro, Nigeria
Labourers walk near trucks loaded with logs, which are trapped on a muddy road, near an unreserved forest...
Labourers walk near trucks loaded with logs, which are trapped on a muddy road, near an unreserved forest in the village of Igbatoro, southwest Nigeria, August 28, 2014.Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A labourer's gloves are seen on a log in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A labourer's gloves are seen on a log in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A labourer's gloves are seen on a log in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A labourer supports a log as it is moved into a truck in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A labourer supports a log as it is moved into a truck in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township...
A labourer supports a log as it is moved into a truck in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A tree trunk is carved with markings in an unreserved forest in the town of Igede in Nigeria's southwest...
Igede, Nigeria
A tree trunk is carved with markings in an unreserved forest in the town of Igede in Nigeria's southwest...
A tree trunk is carved with markings in an unreserved forest in the town of Igede in Nigeria's southwest state of Ekiti August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A man cuts down a tree in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19,...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A man cuts down a tree in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A man cuts down a tree in an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 19, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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November 20, 2014
A tree lies on the ground as labourers prepare to put it in a truck in an unreserved forest in the village...
Igbatoro, Nigeria
A tree lies on the ground as labourers prepare to put it in a truck in an unreserved forest in the village...
A tree lies on the ground as labourers prepare to put it in a truck in an unreserved forest in the village of Igbatoro, southwest Nigeria August 28, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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PAKISTAN/
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February 02, 2012
A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall, used as cooking fuel, on the outskirts of Lahore on February...
Lahore, Pakistan
A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall, used as cooking fuel, on the outskirts of Lahore
A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall, used as cooking fuel, on the outskirts of Lahore on February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
PAKISTAN/
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November 15, 2011
A girl covers cow dung patties with hay to store them for cooking fuel in the outskirts of Lahore on...
Lahore, Pakistan
A girl covers cow dung patties with hay to store them for cooking fuel in the outskirts of Lahore
A girl covers cow dung patties with hay to store them for cooking fuel in the outskirts of Lahore on November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY ENVIRONMENT)
BANGLADESH
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December 19, 2003
A Bangladeshi woman and her daughter dry cow dung along a road in Dhaka, December 19, 2003. The locals...
Dhaka, Bangladesh - Peoples Republic of
BANGLADESHI WOMEN DRY COW DUNG ALONG A ROAD IN DHAKA.
A Bangladeshi woman and her daughter dry cow dung along a road in Dhaka, December 19, 2003. The locals use dried cow dungs as fuel for cooking. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman RR/DL
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