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    Ring in 2017 with these baby pandas in this week's best animal pictures

    Happy New Year!

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    New year, new pandas!

    Twin 2-month-old panda cubs are seen at the Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China, on Dec. 26.

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    Easy does it!

    A group of elephants stand around their youngest family members at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on Dec. 28. During the past couple of days, two baby elephants were born at the zoo.

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    Checking out the new world

    A 4-day-old baby mantled guereza peers out of its mother's lap in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, on Dec. 28.

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    Majestic.

    A red deer stag stands in the grass on a foggy morning at Richmond park in London on Dec. 30.

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  • Image: A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky near the city of Beer Sheva, southern Israel

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    Those are birds.

    A murmuration of migrating starlings is seen across the sky near the city of Beer Sheva in Israel on Dec. 26.

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    Six-foot-tall baby

    This picture from the Chester Zoo in England shows a rare Rothschilds six-foot-fall giraffe calf who was born on Boxing Day.

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    Sibling love!

    This photo shows a cheetah licking her sibling in an enclosure at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia.

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