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    Image: A woman paddles with her  dog at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro

    Animal Tracks: Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

    From a bear hug to a fox in the city, check out this week's round-up of the best animal photos from around the globe.

  • Image: Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths holds up groundhog Punxsutawney Phil after Phil's annual weather prediction on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney

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    More winter?! -

    John Griffiths holds up groundhog Punxsutawney Phil after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Feb. 2.
    Punxsutawney Phil, a famed U.S. groundhog with an even more famous shadow, emerged from his burrow on Sunday and predicted six more weeks of winter, much to the chagrin of those hoping for an early spring.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: French Bulldog puppies are seen at the American Kennel Club (AKC) in New York

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    Strike a pose -

    French bulldog puppies are seen at the American Kennel Club in New York on Jan. 31.

    Reuters / Reuters
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    Say woof -

    A beagle poses at the American Kennel Club in New York on Jan. 31.

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  • Image: Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza

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    Chilling out -

    A Siberian tiger enjoys snow in its enclosure at the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary on Jan. 29.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: 4th European Exhibition Of Racing Pigeons

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    Pigeon sale -

    Racing pigeons stand in their cages for sale during the 4th European Exhibition of Racing Pigeons in Brno, Czech Republic on Jan. 31.

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  • Image: Newborn white lion cubs, which were born between January 28 and 29, lie in a private zoo in Borysew near Lodz, central Poland

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    Cuddle up -

    Newborn white lion cubs, born between Jan. 28 and 29, lie in a private zoo in Borysew, Poland on Feb. 1.

    Reuters / Reuters
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    Bear hug -

    Swedish brown bears "Fred" and "Frode" play in the snow at the Natur- und Umweltpark, an animal park in Guestrow, Germany, on Jan. 30. Despite icy temperatures, the bear brothers took a break from their winter rest.

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  • Image: A man walks with his three huskies through a frosty fog along the bank of an island in the middle of the Yenisei River

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    Freezing stroll -

    A man walks with his three huskies through a frosty fog on an island in the middle of the Yenisei River in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Feb. 2.

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    What's in there? -

    A squirrel sits on a hollow tree at Palmengarten, a botanical garden in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on Jan. 30.

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  • Image: US-ANIMAL-FOX

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    City slicker -

    A fox strolls past the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall in D.C. on Jan. 30. Foxes can be found in and around the city's Rock Creek Park but are not frequently seen in more densely populated areas of the U.S. capital.

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  • Image: Animals of Zoo of Asuncion eat ice lollies

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    Cooling down -

    A monkey enjoys a popsicle at a zoo in Asuncion, Paraguay on Jan. 30. The Municipal Council of Asuncion gave popsicles to animals due to high temperatures.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: Pigeons fly near the National Palace in San Salvador

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    Take flight -

    Pigeons fly near the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan.31.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: A woman paddles with her  dog at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro

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    Going for a ride -

    A woman paddles with her dog at Arpoador Beach during a summer day in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 31.

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