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    Image: Spring at the Ammersee

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    Racing camels, scrambling pandas, kung-fu kicking birds and a trio of tiny Hyenas are all part of this week’s slideshow, sure to delight animal lovers everywhere.

  • Image: Spring at the Ammersee

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    Taking flight

    A swan spreads its wings on Lake Ammersee close to Stegen, Germany.

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    Beast at the ballot

    A dog is seen waiting as its owner is in a polling booth at a polling station in Nice, France.

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    Bear hugs

    The polar bear cub twins Aleut and Gregor enjoy the outdoors under supervision of mother Vera at Nuremberg Zoo in Nuremberg, Germany.

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    It's the climb

    A one-inch-long Pacific tree frog climbs in grass near a pond on a rural farm near Oakland, Ore. Pacific tree frogs, which are also known as the Pacific chorus frogs, are the most common frog on the west coast of North America.

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  • Image: Omani trainers run in front of their camels at the start of the annual camel race in the Flaija race court in the south of Muscat

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    Pack of camels

    Omani trainers run in front of their camels at the start of the annual camel race in the Flaija race court in the south of Muscat.

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    Statue snacking

    A bird picks food from the mouth of Kal Bhairab's statue, the Hindu god of destruction, at Durbar Square in Kathmandu.

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    Earning his stripes

    A zebra enjoys the spring sun at it's zoo enclosure in Eberswalde, Germany.

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    Life's a boar

    A young boar stands next to its mother at a deer park in Klaistow, eastern Germany. The piglets lose their characteristic striped coat after approximately three to four months and replace it with a unicolored brown coat.

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    Floating fish

    Two Australian spotted jellyfish float in an aquarium of the Budapest Zoo in Budapest, Hungary.

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    Out on a limb

    Feeders try to reach a panda cub which rests on branches at the Giant Panda Breading Base in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province.

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    Got a seat for me?

    A pelican stands at the side of the lake as people enjoy the spring weather from a bench in a park in Essen, Germany.

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  • Image: Orangutans enjoy the first spring sun at the Ouwehands Zoo

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    Will climb for sun

    An orangutan enjoys the first spring sun at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, the Netherlands.

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  • Image: A close-up view shows an eye of a pink flamingo at the Villa Lorena animal refuge centre in Cali

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    Eye contact

    A close-up view shows an eye of a pink flamingo at the Villa Lorena animal refuge centre in Cali, Colombia.

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  • Image: Japanese pet shop owner Ryo Taira rescues a young finless porpoise from a flooded rice paddy, 2km inland, in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture, on March 23, 2011

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    Protected porpoise

    Japanese pet shop owner Ryo Taira rescues a young finless porpoise from a flooded rice paddy in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture. The small cetacean was brought inland by the huge tsunami waves that recently inundated the area.

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  • Image: Sheep graze at the ancient Greek and Roman ruined city of Cyrene in modern-day Shahaat

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    Grazing grounds

    Sheep graze at the ancient Greek and Roman ruined city of Cyrene in modern-day Shahaat, eastern Libya.

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    Take out menu

    A grey heron flies off with a fish in his beak after feeding time at the zoo in Heidelberg.

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    Lend me an ear

    An owl eye butterfly perches on the ear of a biologist at the new Rainforest Butterfly Farm in Panama City.

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    Frolicking with Frisbee

    Jazzmine, a chocolate lab mix, goes airborne as she grabs a Frisbee thrown by her owner Ted Gabig as they enjoy Sunday's sunshine in their yard in Carnegie, Pa.

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    Urban nesting

    A red-tailed hawk returns to its nest where its partner, not pictured, sits atop recently laid eggs, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. It's the third straight year the couple has nested on a ledge at the city's science museum.

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    Cub scouting

    Seven month old panda cub Fu Hu explores the outdoors for the first time at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria.

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    Triple threat

    A trio of striped Hyena cubs stand on their play-blanket at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Nairobi where they have lived since their rescue a month ago.

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    Kung fu birding

    With scenes reminiscent of a kung fu flick, these coots kicked their way through St. James Park in London, England.

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    So long, for now

    17-year-old evacuee Shoko Igarashi, hugs her dog that will have to be looked after by friends while she goes into a shelter in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

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    Staying put

    Ivan Shamyanok walks in the yard of his home in the almost abandoned village of Tulgovichi, near the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Belarus.The village of Tulgovichi had about 1,000 inhabitants before and only a few pensioners have stubbornly resisted to move after the nuclear accident and stayed here to live in the polluted village.

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    Horses at sundown

    Two jockeys at the track of Meydan racecourse pause during their preparations for Dubai World Cup 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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