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Pope Francis holds a baby during a visit to the neonatology division of the San Giovanni hospital in Rome.

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This is an undated handout photo issued by Sunshine Press made available on May 10, 2016 of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a kitten in Ecuador's embassy in London . It may not be so lonely for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the embassy quarters he's called home for nearly four years. Now he has a kitten to keep him company.The kitten had not been named yet.


A small dog is reflected in a puddle formed by melting ice while eating a fish it snatched from a fisherman on a lake in Cimiseni, Moldova.

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In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 photo, Israeli activist Rabbi Arik Ascherman helps Palestinians harvest olives in the village of Burin near the West Bank city of Nablus. Ascherman's right middle finger is still bandaged from a recent confrontation in the West Bank, when a suspected extremist Jewish settler lurched at him with a knife, punching and kicking him as he was helping Palestinian farmers harvest their olives. Almost two weeks after the attack, no arrests have been made -- part of what critics say is a culture of impunity for extremist settlers that is also factoring in the nearly two-month wave of violence roiling the region.

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Lioness Vasundhara with her four cubs at her cave at Lucknow Zoo. Lioness Vasundhara who made her first public appearance after seven weeks in isolation,

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Two lion cubs play during their first public appearance at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, USA.


School students at an old age home celebrate world friendship day in Ahmedabad.

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Giant panda Jia Jia eats bamboo next to her birthday cake made with ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, as she celebrates her 37th birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for “Oldest Panda Living in Captivity".

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Geese bask in the April sun at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi.

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This hero on a bike decided to smile his best for the camera, in Jammu.

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Pucchi the seal helps a keeper cleans a cage at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium in Tokyo.


Narendra Modi is greeted by a cuddlesome Koala at the G-20 summit in Australia.

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Liang Liang, formerly known as Feng Yi, a female giant panda from China, eats carrot in celebration of her 8th birthday, at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Tibetan school children dressed up as bunnies gather for a group photo before performing a dance to celebrate the birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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A dog named Caique on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro. Caique's owners said they like to dress Caique up for dog parades and that they enjoy pedestrians taking his picture during his daily walks.

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"The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor When the highwayman came riding, riding, riding, The highwayman came riding up to the old inn door." No prizes for guessing that this dog-riding monkey in New Delhi is quite the Alfred Noyes fan.

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Karis, an eleven week old lion cub at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, central Scotland.


This giraffe at the Giraffe centre in Nairobi, Kenya seems to have taken a liking to this particular visitor. Or maybe it's just the food pellet in her mouth that this fellow is eying.

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A man holds Lucky, a stray puppy he rescued, during a protest against stray dog euthanasia, outside the parliament in Bucharest, Romania. The bill allowing stray dogs to be euthanized has been made legal, following a decision by Romania's constitutional court that prompted hundreds of dog lovers to block a main road outside Parliament in protest.

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President Barack Obama with a baby after speaking at the University at Buffalo.

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Yun Zi, a male giant panda with his birthday cake at the San Diego Zoo. The panda turned four years old and received an elaborate four-foot-tall ice cake, topped with a big ice “4” and filled with some of his favorite treats – apples and yams.

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Former US President George H.W. Bush (the 41st President, George W. Bush's father) shaved his head this week to show solidarity with Patrick, the son of a member of his security detail who's battling cancer. His spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted pictures of the former president with Patrick. Patrick, 2, lost his hair during treatment for leukemia. Bush, along with members of his Secret Service detail, showed their support by shaving their heads.

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Former US President George H.W. Bush (the 41st President, George W. Bush's father) shaved his head this week to show solidarity with Patrick, the son of a member of his security detail who's battling cancer. His spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted pictures of the former president with Patrick. Patrick, 2, lost his hair during treatment for leukemia. Bush, along with members of his Secret Service detail, showed their support by shaving their heads.

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Danielle Forgione and her daughter, Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig in the Queens borough of New York.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah kisses a child during an interaction with children on his visit to Nubra valley in Ladakh.

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A pair of Jersey cows lean on each other at the Goodrich farm in England.

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A boy lays on a charpoy with a goat he is selling at an outdoor market in New Delhi.

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A four-day-old male Brazilian Tapir cub interacts with his mother Passiflora in an outdoor enclosure at Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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A tiger cub rests at a nursery room at the Shanghai Zoo in Shanghai, China.

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A US Sikh student's dignified response to a tasteless post making fun of her facial hair has earned her a legion of fans. A man took a photo of Balpreet Kaur and uploaded onto Reddit in the 'funny' category with the tagline 'im (sic) not sure what to conclude from this'. The aspiring neurosurgeon discovered the picture and instead of flying into a rage at the person behind the cheap dig, she posted a comment explaining why she didn't remove her hair: "I'm not embarrassed or even humiliated by the attention [negative and positive] that this picture is getting because, it's who I am. Yes, I'm a baptised Sikh woman with facial hair. Yes, I realise that my gender is often confused and I look different than most women."

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Female liliger cub Kiara, a hybrid between a lion and a ligress, at the Novosibirsk Zoo, in Novosibirsk, eastern Siberia. Kiara is the first female liliger born over a month ago at the Novosibirsk Zoo. Kiara's mother, Zita, stopped producing milk almost immediately after giving birth, so Zoo employees placed Kiara in a separate facility and feed her with a special milk mix. The cub plays with a house cat which also provides motherly warmth.

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Stolen kisses in a flurry of moustaches: A California sea lion and a walrus kiss each other during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

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A Labrador Golden Retriever enjoys a shower at Germany's first Dog Wash in Duisburg, Germany. The dog wash, which was installed in a pet store and runs as self service, delivers a shower, shampoo and a hair dry.

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A two month-old California sea lion pup plays with its mother at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, near Athens.

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A three day old baby gorilla with its mother Rebecca in Frankfurt Zoo, Germany.

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A Syrian brown bear eats an ice block of frozen fruits, vegetables and fish to cool off from the heat at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Two two-month old baby arctic wolves play in their enclosure in the zoo de Servion, in Servion, Switzerland.

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In this handout photo provided by Skazka Zoo, taken May 6, 2012, a female white albino tiger, Tigrylia is seen with her newborn cub at the Skazka Zoo in Yalta, Ukraine. The tigress gave birth to four cubs, including a rare albino tiger. A beautiful white tigress was the symbol of Yulia Tymoshenko's presidential election campaign, representing her ferocious resolve.

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A baby monkey clings to the leg of her mother in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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French bulldog named Baby, left, attends the feeding of wild boar piglets at the Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin, Germany. Six little pigs have found a new friend in the very maternal dog. The Lehnitz animal sanctuary outside Berlin says Baby took straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in Saturday, three days old and shivering from cold. Sanctuary worker Norbert Damm said that as soon as the furry striped piglets were brought in, Baby ran over and started snuggling them and keeping them warm, even though they're already about her size. He says the piglets' mother was likely killed by a hunter and the litter was found abandoned in a forest. The piglets are being bottle-fed right now and should be released to an animal sanctuary when they can feed themselves in about three months.

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Yang Guang the panda attempts to lick a Valentines Day cake which was donated to Edinburgh Zoo's animal keepers by a local cakemaker. The four-tiered vanilla sponge is decorated in honour of Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang. It features the black and white animals nestling together among bamboo and red hearts.

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A tourist looks at Japanese snow monkeys in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan. The macaques descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.

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A Japanese snow monkey relaxes in a hot spring in the Jigokudani valley in northern Nagano Prefecture in Japan. The macaques descend from the forests to the warm waters of the hot springs in the mornings, and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.

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Four five-week-old squirrel kittens, sleep in a basket at the Sanctuary Wildlife Care center in Morpeth, England after the kittens were tossed from the nest when the aftermath of Hurricane Katia struck Britain. They were rescued and taken to the Sanctuary Wildlife Care center where feeding is provided every three hours.

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One of four five-week-old squirrel kittens, is fed by volunteer Eileen Welsh at the Sanctuary Wildlife Care center in Morpeth, England.

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The two years old Labrador 'Mara' waits in her bathrobe after washing in Germany's first dog wash station in the dog Boutique 'Dog an der Koe' in Leipzig, central Germany.

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Caucasian leopard cubs Kian and Shiwa (Panthera pardus saxicolor) sit in the zoo in Chemnitz, eastern Germany. Both were born on July 3, 2011.

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Mumba, a three-day-old female Asian elephant calf, walks between the trunks of her mother Thong Tai, and her aunt Win Thida, at Artis zoo, in Amsterdam. Mumba, weighing approximately 90 kilograms, was born on June 18, 2011.

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Polar bear cubs Gregor and Aleut play in their enclosure at Nuremberg Zoo, Germany. The twins were born on Dec. 2, 2010.

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Tigress Basanti's two months cubs playing at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai.

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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, pandas play in snow at Qinling Giant Panda Research Center in Foping Natural Reserve of Foping County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province on January 2nd.

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This picture released by Tierpark Schoenbrunn in Vienna, Austria, show young panda Fu Hu (Happy Tiger). Austria's panda cub has snubbed a celebration in his honor, preferring to remain in the cozy hideaway where he was born instead of basking in the limelight. He missed quite a party. Amid much fanfare, the furry creature born Aug. 23 was officially named Fu Hu — Mandarin for "Lucky Tiger" — at festivities in Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo.

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A new born orangutan baby rests on its mother at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.

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Little Josephine (right) watches little gorilla Kiburi playing at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.

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Cattle dog Clarence plays with an alpaca named Cindy on a meadow of the 'Alpaca Land' in Goeming, Austrian province of Salzburg. Both animals have lived together on the farm since they were 3-months old. A total of 87 alpacas live on the farm and it is the biggest flock in Austria.

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A snow leopard cub investigates a camera lens before being snatched back by the hand of a keeper at the Oklahoma City Zoo in the USA.

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As the toll of the May 28 train tragedy mounted, there was one reason to smile. A two year old child, who was found crying beneath the wreckage of coach 53, was finally reunited with his mother. This inconsolably crying child, labelled Unknown in a hospital, caught the attention of some journalists who flashed his photograph in newspapers and on TV. And it worked. His uncle and grandfather rushed to Midnapore. He has been identified as Shaukat Ali, age two. His father Mohammed Haider died in the crash. His mother, badly injured, had been moved to another hospital.


Ten years old polar bear Lloyd enjoys the spring sunshine at his enclosure at a in Bremerhaven, northern Germany.

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A 1-month-old lion cub, Mello, lays his head on the paw of his mother Veni at Prigen Safari Park in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia

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Three-month-old baby Orang Utan Dodi, left, plays with her mother Daisy in the zoological garden in Dresden, Germany

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Danny, a 3-year-old White Terrier, being is backstage during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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A member of the KLNLF cups his hands to feed water to his pet primate, during the surrender ceremony in Diphu.

AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

A lioness rests inside her cage at Alipore zoo in Kolkata.

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Gorilla mother Bahgira plays with her baby Kajolu at their ape house at the zoo in Munich.

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Wearing a holiday hat and leash, Pistache, a yellow Labrador retriever, rests as she waits for the start of the ASPCA's Blessing of the Animals in New York.

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A 6-day-old sheep relaxes with its mother 'Mana' at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashi-Matsuyama, near Tokyo, Japan.

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Jackass Penguins, wearing colourful ribbons, take a walk at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

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Berlin's famous polar bear Knut, left, and female polar bear Giovanna meet in an enclosure at the zoo in Berlin, Germany. Giovanna is supposed to share an enclosure with Knut.

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Sleepy snow leopard cub Yukichi, two-month-old, toddles during his first public appearance at the Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo, Japan.

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A panda named Yuanyuan enjoys her birthday cake at a zoo in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Panda Fu Long plays with his mother Yang Yang in the outdoor enclosure at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna. The two pandas are in Austria on loan from China.

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A newborn leopard cub is fed milk at the state zoological park in Guwahati. Forest officials found these two leopard cubs in an abandoned house.

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Male snow leopard cub Altai yawns during his official presentation at the zoo in Berlin, Germany. Altai was born on April 25, 2009.

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Masahiro Tomiyama, a staff member of Sunshine City International Aquarium, holds baby fennecs, who were born in mid-May, in Tokyo.

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An unnamed four-week old giant panda cub sleeps on the chest of its seven-year old mother, Lin Hui, at the Chiang Mai zoo in Chiang Mai province.

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A bar-headed goose walks with one of her day old chicks at the zoo of Servion near Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Wilbaer, a 16 months old polar bear, plays with a piece of wood in the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, Germany. Wilbaer, who was born in this zoo, will leave it in the next few weeks and move to the bear park Orsa in Gorenklitt, Sweden.

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Indian lion cubs Jeevana left, and Jasraj take a walk during their first time in the outdoor enclosure of the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland.

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A polar bear shakes off water after fresh ice was brought into the pool of the Berlin zoo, Wednesday, August 13, 2003 by an ice producing company which donated 20 tons of ice for the bears. Citizens who helped to carry the ice into the empty cage were granted free admittance to the zoo.

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In this undated photo, Ram Singh Munda, 35, rides a bicycle with his pet sloth bear Rani in Gahatagaon village, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of Bhubaneswar. He has been arrested and jailed for violating wildlife laws, the bear sent to a zoo where it's refusing to eat and his abandoned six-year-old daughter has been shipped off to a state-run boarding school.

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A photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Hudson, right, a polar bear who will turn 1-year-old on Dec. 14 getting a "bear" hug from his mother, Arki, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.

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