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In Pictures: Brazil's 'sand people'
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Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 22:52

In one of the most unforgiving yet spectacular landscapes of an area in northeast Brazil called Lencois Maranhenses, a small group of around 100 families lives off the land in a sustainable manner.


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Huts off in the distance where people used to live are seen in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, which is nearly 300 square kilometres.


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A home that was abandoned after being covered by the sand dunes.


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A solar panel on the roof of the house of the Santos family is their only source of electricity.


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Fishing here is done in a traditional manner by dragging nets through the river by hand.


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At night, the home of Cleidy and Claudio Santos has electricity from one solar panel.


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The Santos family going to fish in the afternoon.


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Fishing nets hang from a hut, an indication of how important fishing is for the people who live here.


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Here the sand dunes push right up to the water, and families pull nets to fish.


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Maria Julia Martins, left, and Antonio Martin Vieira, at rear, say they live on the sane dunes and fish because they can't afford to live in a city.


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At night, when it cool, animals like frogs come out on the dunes.


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Marinalda Pereira, in purple top, says the lack of rain this season has dried up lagoons where they used to fish.


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Many of the community elders also go fish each day with their kids.


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Families that live on the dunes raise animals to eat.


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Most of the people have horses, which they use as a means of transportation.


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The residents of the sand dunes are resilient people who have survived tough conditions.



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Huts off in the distance where people used to live are seen in Lencois Maranhenses National Park, which is nearly 300 square kilometres.;*;A home that was abandoned after being covered by the sand dunes.;*;A solar panel on the roof of the house of the Santos family is their only source of electricity.;*;Fishing here is done in a traditional manner by dragging nets through the river by hand.;*;At night, the home of Cleidy and Claudio Santos has electricity from one solar panel.;*;The Santos family going to fish in the afternoon. ;*;Fishing nets hang from a hut, an indication of how important fishing is for the people who live here.;*;Here the sand dunes push right up to the water, and families pull nets to fish.;*;Maria Julia Martins, left, and Antonio Martin Vieira, at rear, say they live on the sane dunes and fish because they can(***)t afford to live in a city.;*;At night, when it cool, animals like frogs come out on the dunes.;*;Marinalda Pereira, in purple top, says the lack of rain this season has dried up lagoons where they used to fish.;*;Many of the community elders also go fish each day with their kids. ;*;Families that live on the dunes raise animals to eat. ;*;Most of the people have horses, which they use as a means of transportation.;*;The residents of the sand dunes are resilient people who have survived tough conditions. Daylife ID:
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Brazil sand peoplehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-peopleen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:39:36 GMTTue, 19 Jun 2012 20:02:24 GMT http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04CT8l09Rn7oaA home that was abandoned after being covered by the sand dunes.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04CT8l09Rn7oaGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA home that was abandoned after being covered by the sand dunes. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04DKbWmgWPdr5

Lencois Maranhenses National Park is nearly 300 square kilometers in size. In this photo, huts off in the distance where people used to live.

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04DKbWmgWPdr5Gabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Lencois Maranhenses National Park is nearly 300 square kilometers in size. In this photo, huts off in the distance where people used to live.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0d3Bgrf3IoduGA solar panel on the roof of the house of the Santos family is their only source of electricity.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0d3Bgrf3IoduGGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesA solar panel on the roof of the house of the Santos family is their only source of electricity. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=07tF9lU1oI8L4Fishing here is done in a traditional manner by dragging nets through the river by handTue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=07tF9lU1oI8L4Gabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesFishing here is done in a traditional manner by dragging nets through the river by hand http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0dxjfQz6pxgpBAt night, the home of Cleidy and Claudio Santos has electricity from one solar panel.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0dxjfQz6pxgpBGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAt night, the home of Cleidy and Claudio Santos has electricity from one solar panel. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=041M8xNaTaf6qThe Santos family going to fish in the afternoon. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=041M8xNaTaf6qGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe Santos family going to fish in the afternoon. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0gm8ckM2wR0prFishing nets hang from a hut, an indication of how important fishing is for the people who live here.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0gm8ckM2wR0prGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesFishing nets hang from a hut, an indication of how important fishing is for the people who live here. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0fBv8YK4QrafRHere the sand dunes push right up to the water, and families pull nets to fish.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0fBv8YK4QrafRGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesHere the sand dunes push right up to the water, and families pull nets to fish. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=00sE0kB6PMeGH

 

Maria Julia Martins, in pink top, and Antonio Martin Vieira, in orange, say they live on the sane dunes and fish because they can't afford to live in a city.

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=00sE0kB6PMeGHGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

 

Maria Julia Martins, in pink top, and Antonio Martin Vieira, in orange, say they live on the sane dunes and fish because they can't afford to live in a city.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0f90cuE8aW4IuAt night, when it cool, animals like frogs come out on the dunes.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0f90cuE8aW4IuGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesAt night, when it cool, animals like frogs come out on the dunes. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04dBaRD4Db6v3Marinalda Pereira, in purple top, says the lack of rain this season has dried up lagoons where they used to fish.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=04dBaRD4Db6v3Gabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMarinalda Pereira, in purple top, says the lack of rain this season has dried up lagoons where they used to fish. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0dbxfUu3CccjAMan of the community elders also go fish each day with their kids. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=0dbxfUu3CccjAGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMan of the community elders also go fish each day with their kids. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=05zUejn7bJ5zCFamilies that live on the dunes raise animals to eat. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=05zUejn7bJ5zCGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesFamilies that live on the dunes raise animals to eat. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=09tb4GV7co4a7Most of the people have horses which they use as a means of transportation.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=09tb4GV7co4a7Gabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesMost of the people have horses which they use as a means of transportation. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=046taLmd5yaYLThe residents of the sand dunes are strong people, they have to be to live in such conditions.Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Brazil-sand-people?image_id=046taLmd5yaYLGabriel Elizondo/Al JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe residents of the sand dunes are strong people, they have to be to live in such conditions.


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