Photo: Photos Spur Debate on Protecting "Uncontacted" Tribes



A handout photo from the Brazilian government shows members of an "uncontacted" Amazon tribe spotted during a flight over the state of Acre near the border with Peru. (See a photo of the tribe firing arrows at a plane.)

This and related images released in late May 2008 have sparked a lively debate over how best to protect isolated indigenous tribes.

Photograph by Reuters/Ho New


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