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Life in an Amazon tribe

2012-05-16 10:23:23 GMT2012-05-16 18:23:23(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Yawalapiti youth chief Anuia (front) leads a dance in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 7, 2012.

Yawalapiti tribe members catch fish in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 7, 2012.Reuters

Yawalapiti children play over the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 9, 2012.Reuters

Yawalapiti children climb a tree to jump into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 7, 2012.Reuters

Yawalapiti men perform a dance in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 7, 2012.Reuters

A Yawalapiti man uses branches from the timbo plant to spread natural toxins to paralyse fish and capture them by hand in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 7, 2012.Reuters

An aerial view of the Yawalapiti village is seen in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 9, 2012. Reuters

A look at life in the Brazilian Amazon basin with the Yawalapiti tribe.

In August the Yawalapiti tribe will hold the Quarup, which is a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance to them. This year the Quarup will be honouring two people - a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author and a politician.

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