Photo Gallery: Peru's Gold Rush
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Photo Gallery: Peru's Gold Rush

Digging for Riches High Gold Prices Spark New Peruvian Gold Rush

A rise in global demand for gold has sparked a hectic search for the precious metal in Peru's rainforests. Indigenous people and adventurers from all over the world are digging up riverbanks in the region -- with dire consequences for the environment.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan