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The Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia, serves as trash receptacle for more than 500 factories and millions of people. Locals can't fish it anymore, so they paddle through, scavenging recyclable bits to earn a meager living.| AP Photo/Kusumadireza

"What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other."
—Pierre Trudeau (1919–2000), Canadian prime minister



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