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Ed Stafford: First man to walk length of Amazon

08-10-2010 10:02 BJT

Ed Stafford of Leicestershire, England, walks in between trees as he walks through the Amazon jungle in Brazil in this undated handout photo. Former British army captain Stafford became on Monday the first known person to walk from the origin of the Amazon river, the world's second-longest river, to its mouth, after withstanding "50,000" mosquito bites, scorpion attacks and skin disease in his 859 day odyssey. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
Ed Stafford of Leicestershire, England, walks in between trees as he walks through 
the Amazon jungle in Brazil in this undated handout photo. Former British army captain 
Stafford became on Monday the first known person to walk from the origin of the Amazon 
river, the world's second-longest river, to its mouth, after withstanding "50,000" 
mosquito bites, scorpion attacks and skin disease in his 859 day odyssey. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

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