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    Smooching giraffes and more in this week's best animal pictures

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    Baby giraffe "Kenai," born on August 25, kisses his mother "Dioni" at the Zoo de La Fleche in northwestern France on August 31.

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    A pug competes during the 5th southern Germany pug and bulldog race in Wernau, Germany, on September 4.

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    An orphan orangutan named Otan is seen hanging on a tree while attending "jungle school" at the International Animal Rescue center. The young orangutan is practicing how to swing on its own and fend for himself.

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    A Sri Lankan monkey mother holds her baby at the Rangiri Dambulla Rajamaha Viharaya Buddhist pilgrimage site in Dambulla on August 29. The monkeys thrive in the holy area where devotees try to shoo off the animals from damaging ancient sites and religious symbols.

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    A young lynx is pictured at its enclosure of the Schorfheide wildlife park in Gross Schoenebeck, Germany, on September 1.

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    A two-week-old flamingo chick wades into the water at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on September 2.

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    Rare pheasant spotted -

    This picture shows a rare pheasant-tailed jacana in flight above a lotus pond in Taiwan's eastern Yilan county. Taiwan is home to the rare pheasant-tailed jacana, and in the last 15 years the number of the birds in Taiwan has increased from just 50 to almost 800 thanks to a restoration project to boost numbers.

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    A migrant bird is seen at the Wazzani river near Khiam, Lebanon, on September 4.

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