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Photograph showing the "House on Fire Ruins" that is among the 100,000 archaeological sites inside the Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah (USA). The media reported that the president of EE. UU., Donald J. Trump, ordered that the national monument be reduced to only 15 percent of its original size, from 1.3 million acres to 220,000 acres. EFE / JIM LO SCALZO

The president has paraphrased the Antiquities Act (1906) at his convenience to reduce the size of two national monuments and grant permission for the exploitation of the lands.