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    Two Thanksgiving turkeys, a see-through sea creature, a camouflaged catfish, a hungry golden monkey, a kissing pooch – plus more animals great and small.

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    Bird is the word -

    Two turkeys look out from their pen as customers wait to get into the retail store at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass. Owner Jim Rischer expects to sell 10,000 turkeys in the three days leading up to Thanksgiving.

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    I can see right through you -

    A transparent sea cucumber swims at a depth of 9,200 feet in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The permanent darkness of the ocean depths is home to a far greater range of animals than previously thought, scientists recently announced.

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    Elegant elk -

    Bull Elk stand together on the road between Banff and Lake Louise near Banff National Park.

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    All mixed up -

    Swans swim in a small lock after council workers rounded up them from Lake Alster, in the inner city of Hamburg, Germany. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around the northern German city of Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring.

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    Now you see me ... -

    The twig catfish is one of the Smithsonian National Zoo's best camouflaged creatures. Here, it comes out of its hiding place to spawn.

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    Mouth to mouth -

    Dora, a pit bull mix, smacks a kiss on volunteer Lisa Ware's nose during the Seal Beach Animal Care Center's Paws for a Cause fundraiser.

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    A golden opportunity -

    A golden monkey eats a pinecone at the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in central China's Hubei Province.

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    Coping mechanism -

    A tiny copepod -- a group of small crustaceans -- was collected this year from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Sea legs -

    A sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea after being released at a beach in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.

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    Fly like an eagle -

    An eagle-owl, which grew up in captivity, rests at the Russian Falcon Center in Moscow.

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    On a tight leash -

    A woman walks with a dog under a canopy of gingko trees in Tokyo.

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    Cuddle buddies -

    A flock of macaques, which were rescued from smugglers, snuggle next to each other to warm themselves in the cold weather at the Wild Animal Rescue Center of Hubei in China.

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    Owl in the family -

    A month old Malay Fish Owl flaps about the breeding center at the Jurong BirdPark in Singapore.

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    A different stripe -

    A baby Siberian tiger and its mother check each other out in their enclosure at the Nuremburg Zoo in Nuremburg, Germany.

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    Ducks in a row -

    Ruddy shelducks and mergansers look for food on the Hunhe River in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province.

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    The Illuminati -

    Illuminated sardines swim in a tank during a Christmas show event at the Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan.

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    Penguins are seen at the Bayworld Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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    A little leery -

    A leerfish swims in a newly renovated aquarium in Piran, in southwestern Slovenia.

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