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    Image: Sunflowers planted in honor of new graduates

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    Dressed up dogs, rare monkeys, a skateboarding bulldog – plus more eye candy for animal lovers.

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    Heading into the sun(flower) -

    A bee hovers in front of a sunflower at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, east of Quezon City.

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    All ears -

    Trudi (left), a dachshund, takes the lead in the fourth annual Itzehoe dachshund race in Itzehoe, Germany, on April 25, 2010.

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    Neck and neck -

    Giraffes Bo, 5, and Mac, 4, engage in a necking duel at the the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin. Giraffe necking is a type of sparring in which each giraffe swings its head or neck toward the other to demonstrate dominance.

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  • Image: White Tiger cub hits veterinary Boeer during its medical examination at Serengeti Safari park in Hodenhagen

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    'Hey, stop that!' -

    A white tiger cub hits veterinary Michael Boeer during a medical examination at the Serengeti Safari Park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen on April 21, 2010.

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  • Image: Newborn wild ducklings paddle behind their mother in Nora river in La Fresneda

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    Ducks in a row -

    Newborn wild ducklings paddle behind their mother in Nora river in La Fresneda, near Oviedo in Spain.

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    A mother's love -

    A mare nuzzles her foal in a meadow near Puth in the south east Netherlands.

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  • Image: A poison dart frog clings to a leaf at the Botanic Gardens in Medellin

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    Laying low -

    A poison dart frog of the dendrobates genus clings to a leaf at the Botanic Gardens in Medellin, Colombia.

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    Hop to it -

    A rabbit jumps across the runway as a passenger plane prepares for takeoff at an airport in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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    Smallest horse -

    Four-year-old Garrett Mullen watches a 3-day-old pinto stallion named Einstein in Barnstead, N.H. The diminutive horse, who weighed only 6 pounds at birth, could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.

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    Keeping watch -

    A bald eagle sits in a dead tree near her nest in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio.

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    Lip smacking good -

    Reagan Dowling , 7, daughter of Lion Country Safari assistant curator Brian Dowling, feeds a cracker to a giraffe at the wildlife park on Take Your Daughter to Work Day.

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    Matching hairdos -

    A model and a dog walk the catwalk during the Pet Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 24, 2010.

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    A helping hand -

    Vermont Fish and Wildlife wildlife biologist Forrest Hammond tranquilizes a 120-pound Vermont black bear who had its head stuck in a milk can in Reading, Vt. It took a state biologist, firefighters and police about 45 minutes to free the bear's head from the can after the animal was found late Sunday morning.

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  • Image: Fallow deer await removal from Robben Island, off Cape Town

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    Moving day -

    Fallow deer await removal from Robben Island, off Cape Town in South Africa on April 24, 2010. About 75 of the non-indigenous deer are being relocated to the Lions Rock sanctuary.

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    Fresh start -

    Four-month-old Hawksbill turtles swim into the sea after being released by conservationists at the Thousand Islands National Marine Park in Pramuka island north of Jakarta. Hawksbill turtles, known by their scientific name Eretmochelys Imbricata, are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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    Red carpet roll -

    Cast member Jennifer Lopez poses with Nubbins the dog at the premiere of "The Back-up Plan" in Los Angeles.

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    Bulldog on wheels -

    Tillman the skateboarding dog, practices in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park. The 60 pound bulldog, who is also trained to surf and snowboard, is named after the late American football star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman who was killed in Afghanistan following 9/11.

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    Monkeys' return -

    Two white-headed langurs are seen at the Bapen Nature Reserve in Fusui County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The endangered long-tailed monkeys are on China's top-level protection list but have grown from 600 in 2005 to 786 in 2009, according to the reserve.

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    Canine couture -

    A woman dresses her dog with a traditional Sevillana dresses at a festival in Seville, Spain on April 24, 2010.

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    Rare glimpse -

    Three North Atlantic right whales feeding in Block Island Sound off the coast of Rhode Island, part of a record number of the rare mammals counted during an aerial survey.

    NOAA via AP / NOAA via AP
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    Team spirit -

    Dog owners and their dogs dressed in New York Mets colors paraded around Citi Field on Bark in the Park day before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, April 24, 2010,

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    Things are going swimmingly -

    People watch a sturgeon near the shores of the Wolf River in Shawano, Wis. The sturgeon were spawning and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was tagging them and collecting eggs and sperm.

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  • Image: A moth is perched on a plant in a public square in Vina del Mar city

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    A place to rest -

    A moth perches on a plant in a public square in Vina del Mar, Chile.

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  • Image: A woman carries her dog on a holster during the 2010 "Love Animal Day" pet carnival in Taipei

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    Free ride -

    A woman carries her dog on a holster during the 2010 "Love Animal Day" pet carnival in Taipei, Taiwan.

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