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    A surfing bulldog, cucumber-snacking goats, a stoic stork and a very cool, white chick are all part of this week’s mesmerizing mix of animal photos from around the globe.

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    Dogged surfing -

    Dogs compete during the during the 6th annual Loews Coronado Bay resort surf dog competition in Imperial Beach, near San Diego.

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    A shepherd walks with his cows as a cloud of ash billows from Puyehue volcano in southern Chile.

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    Photographer Sergey Kotelnikov is shocked as a leopard leaps atop his truck near the Namibian border with Botswana.

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  • Image: Tree frogs sit on a leaf at an amphibian feeding camp outside Hanoi

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    Tree frogs sit on a leaf at an amphibian breeding farm outside Hanoi, Vietnam.

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    A Chipmunk begs for food at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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    Veggie booty -

    Goats eat discarded cucumbers at a farm in Algarrobo, Madrid.

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  • Image: Brown bear cub Medo plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village, central Slovenia

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    Brown bear cub Medo plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village, central Slovenia. The family adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard.

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    A swan picks up a gosling as the parents leap up to stop the swan at the Rieselfelder nature reserve in Munster, Germany.

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  • Image: A tourist and masked puffer fish (Arothron diadematus) swim together at the Egyptian resort of Madinat Makadi near Hurgada

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    A tourist and masked puffer fish swim together at the Egyptian resort of Madinat Makadi near Hurgada.

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    Taking a breather -

    A bluebird -- with it's mouth agape -- rests in a nesting box in Florence, Ala.

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    American Bison join the morning commute on Highway 89 at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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  • Image: Rare Kiwi Chick Moves Into Outdoor Enclosure

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    What a cool chick -

    A rare white kiwi chick, suspected to be the first of its kind born in captivity, is seen at the National Wildlife Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

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    Dog on the mend -

    A U.S. Marine dog handler attends to his IDD (Improvised Detection Dog), after he was injured and rescued by a U.S. Army helicopter in the outskirts of Sangin, southern Afghanistan.

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  • Image: A tiger looks at zoo employees carrying "Tigger" on a stretcher during a drill of tigers escaping at Chengdu Zoo

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    A tiger looks at zoo employees carrying "Tigger" (which is a staffer dressed in costume) on a stretcher during a drill of tigers escaping at Chengdu Zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.

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    Bear on the loose -

    A adult black bear runs through Tualatin Elementary School yard in Tualatin, Ore. The bear was later caught near the school.

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    A Maguari stork is pictured at the Berlin Zoo in Germany.

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  • Image: A man is silhouetted against the sun as he directs his horse to raise his front hoofs during routine practice on the outskirts of Lahore

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    A man is silhouetted against the sun as he directs his horse to raise his front hoofs during routine practice on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan.

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