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    Already looking past Halloween -

    Chica, a 6-year-old long-haired Chihuahua, wears a Santa Claus outfit at the "Shaggy Dog Show" in Nairobi, Kenya on Nov. 6. The annual event was organised by the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals and hosts a number of competition entry categories.

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    Twin pandas -

    This picture from the Tiergarten Schonbrunn Vienna zoo in Austria shows panda twins that were born at the zoo almost three months ago. The zoo says about 12,000 people have voted on names for the two bears. The cubs will officially be given their names during a ceremony to take place on Nov. 23.

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    Nibblin' squirrel -

    A squirrel with a piebald coat perches on a limb while eating in Salina, Kansas, on Oct. 31.

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    A snail sits on oranges after the first rain in Jezzine, Lebanon on Nov. 1.

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    Young fennec fox -

    A picture taken shows a 7-week-old fennec fox at the Ramat Gan Safari zoo near the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on Nov. 6.

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    Soaring -

    A bird seen flying in park in Cologne, Germany, on Nov. 4.

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    A mahout attempts to measure the height of his tamed elephant in the backyard of his home Sri Lanka.

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    Stork gets a new leg -

    A stork stands on her new prosthetic leg in Germany on Nov. 2. "Fee" had lost her leg in an accident and now got an individual prosthesis made by prosthesis manufacturing company Otto Bock.

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