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epa00182685 A small village where rice and opium farmers live is seen behind a large hill which has been cleared of timber by slash and burn methods ready for agriculture, in north-eastern Myanmar (Burma), close to the Chinese border, Monday 26 April 2004. Unchecked logging fuelled by the huge growth in the Chinese economy has taken its toll on the area. Deforestation is acute in Myanmar as a consequence of timber exploitation and poor agricultural methods and it is one of the least environmentally protected countries in South East Asia. Myanmar supplies 60 per cent of the world's teak wood consumption, and derives nearly 10 percent of it's foreign income from timber exports. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

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Taken on April 9, 2008