Paris, France is the second largest metropolitan area in teh European Union with over 12 million residents. The surrounding country side is used mostly for production of a variety of crops, including sugarbeets, wheat, and grapes.
Deforestation in the Brazilian state of Rhondonia is seen here. Primary forest in the amazon is routinely cleared to support soybean and pasture production.
The Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area is the second most populous metropolitan area in Brazil, the sixth most populous in the Americas and the eighteenth largest in the world. Nearly 6.5 million people live in the region. The city will play host to the 2016 Olympic Games.