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Native Brazilians from the Xavante nation carry out a ritual before the start of a canoeing competition at the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 5, 2009. Some 600 Brazilian Indians from 29 ethnic groups will compete in sporting events in the tenth edition of the games. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Native Brazilians race in a canoeing competition at the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Members of Brazil's Kuikuro nation compete in the discipline known as jawari, where opponents try to hit each other with blunt spears, during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Native Brazilians of the Xerente nation compete in the competition known as the tora, where they race while carrying a log, during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Native Brazilians of the Kuikuro nation compete in the the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Native Brazilians from the Enawene Naue nation perform the Yakuan dance which they believe will provide them with abundant fish in their rivers and lakes, at the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Members of Brazil's Kaiapo nation compete in a tug of war during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 3, 2009. Some 600 Brazilian Indians from 29 ethnic groups will compete in sporting events for the tenth edition of the games. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Members of Brazil's Enawene Nawe nation compete in a tug of war during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, north Brazil November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Members of Brazil's Assurini nation compete in a tug of war during the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, northern Brazil November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santo

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Native Brazilians carry out a ritual before the first day of competition in the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, northern Brazil November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Members of Brazil's Terena nation play music and dance during the opening day of the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, northern Brazil November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Santos