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    Brazil deploys troops to border to repel crime

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    Thousands of soldiers have been sent to Brazil's remote Amazonian borders in a government crackdown on illegal mining, drug traffickers and smugglers.

    Given Brazil's geography, it is a huge job - Brazil shares borders with 10 countries.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo accompanied the military on a mission near the border with French Guyana.