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Lake Poopo dries up
Lake Poopo, Bolivia’s formerly second largest lake after the famed Titicaca, has dried up completely. With the water gone, millions of animals have died. In turn, the local families are forced to migrate, having lost much of their sustenance.
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Fisherman Rene Valero, from the Urus ethnic group, is seen on his boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Fisherman Rene Valero, from the Urus ethnic group, is seen on his boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in...
Fisherman Rene Valero, from the Urus ethnic group, is seen on his boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia...
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
Boats of fishermen are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
A boat and fishing nets are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
A boat and fishing nets are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
A boat and fishing nets are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
The carcasses of birds are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
The carcasses of birds are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz,...
The carcasses of birds are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
A man walks on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
A man walks on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
A man walks on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia...
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
A fish carcass trapped in the dried Poopo lakebed is seen in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
A fish carcass trapped in the dried Poopo lakebed is seen in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia...
A fish carcass trapped in the dried Poopo lakebed is seen in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Fisherman Valerio Huanca stands next to a boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Fisherman Valerio Huanca stand next to a boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south...
Fisherman Valerio Huanca stands next to a boat on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
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