Amazon rainforest on fire
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A satellite image from August 11, 2019, shows plumes of smoke above Brazilian states. -
Almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE -
The state of Amazonas declared a national emergency earlier this month due to the fires. -
NASA said the satellite observations revealed the "total fire activity in the Amazon basin" was slightly below average, compared to the past 15 years. -
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