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    A swinging dachshund, a cuddling kangaroo, a cast-wearing antelope and some horsing around on Wall Street all are among  this week’s mix of magical animal photos.

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    Shake it up, baby -

    Hunter, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever from Clearwater, Fla., shakes off water after competing in the "fetch it" competition of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.

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    Free at last -

    An eagle is released to the wild at the Jiufeng National Forest Park in Beijing, China.

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    Newborn lambs play after being released into a field for the first time at Barracks Farm in Fetcham, England. 300 ewes are lambing at the farm owned by the Conisbee family who supply their own butcher's shops in nearby Horsley.

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    Butler Bulldogs mascot Blue II on the court as Butler practices prior to the 2011 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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    Float on -

    A jellyfish floats through its basin at the Sea Life Aquarium in Koenigswinter, western Germany.

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    After the storm -

    A pet dog is screened for radiation contamination after being reunited with its owner in Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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    Bird among blossoms -

    A little bird sits on the branch of a cherry tree surrounded by pink blossom at Tokyo's Ueno Park.

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    Kangaroo cuddles -

    Nette Hudson (left) hugs kangaroo Irwin at Broken Arrow Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, Okla., while Christie Carr (right) Irwin's owner, carries her pet. Carr suffers from depression and has found solace in Irwin, but local city officials worry that the partially paralyzed therapy pet could become a public safety risk.

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    Central casting -

    Young antelope "Howard" has his broken leg in a plaster cast as he hobbles through his enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, central Germany.

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    Highchair hoax -

    In this handout photo provided by IKEA, dogs are shown as some of the first pups to try the new spoof "HUNDSTOL dog highchair", a hoax product created by IKEA as an April Fool's prank in Sydney, Australia. Australian media were duped, with the story running on television, in print and online, and consumers placed calls to IKEA inquiring about the product's availability.

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    Horsing around on Wall Street -

    A Budweiser Clydesdale (left) is led across the New York Stock Exchange for participation in opening bell ceremonies, in observance of Major League Baseball's opening day, while trader Jonathan Niles (right) encounters one on the trading floor.

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    Veterinarian William Fowlds tries to contain a rhinoceros in an effort to saw off her horn at the Kragga Kamma Game Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Horns are being removed from rhinos in an attempt to avoid the rhino being poached for sale to the black market.

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    Indian security personnel search the stadium with sniffer dogs prior to the start of the 2011 ICC World Cup second Semi-Final at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, India.

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    Soar cruiser -

    A white stork flies over the snow covered marsh Elnya, one of the biggest in Central Europe, near the village of Budy, Belarus.

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    Swing time -

    Oscar, a two-year-old dachshund, holds tight while JoAnna Thigpen, 9, pushes him in a swing at Grace Dunne Richardson Park in Lufkin, Texas.

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    Suited up -

    A featherless Humboldt penguin (second right) in a wetsuit walks past king penguins in the enclosure at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The 10-year-old penguin has been experiencing continued feather loss since 2010 and is being treated with customised wetsuits.
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    A dog, rescued by Japan Coast Guard after being found drifting atop the remains of a house off the coast of Kesennuma at the Pacific Ocean, arrives at Shiogama port.

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    Patient waiting -

    Buttons the dog sits under owner Bill Justice, of Newport, Ky., as they wait for a veterinarian during a Pets in Need event at a local animal shelter.

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    Baby steps -

    Lerato, the first African Savannah Elephant to be born in captivity at the National Zoological Gardens is seen with one of her handlers in Pretoria, South Africa.

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    Twin powers activate -

    Twin pandas Po and De De play at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium. The twin pandas were born on September 7, and conceived through artificial insemination in a joint effort by Spain's National Research council and scientists from China.

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