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    Vibrant lorikeet and more in this week's best animal pictures

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    Australian rainbow lorikeets, a type of parrot, cool off in a sprinkler on August 25 at a zoo near Bordeaux, France, as temperatures soar across the country.

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    A bee is covered in pollen as it leaves a hibiscus flower in western Germany on August 26.

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  • A great grey owl is seen inside its cage, as illumination is lit on for late visitor to observe animals at night environment, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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    A great grey owl is seen inside its cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia on August 27 as lights are lit for late visitors to observe animals at night environment.

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  • Almaz and Agata, six-year-old white African lions, are seen inside an open-air cage, as illumination is lit on for late visitor to observe animals at night environment, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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    Two six-year-old white African lions are seen inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia on August 27/

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  • Khan, a five-year-old male White Bengal tiger grins inside an open-air cage, as illumination is lit on for late visitor to observe animals at night environment, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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    Khan, a five-year-old male white Bengal tiger, grins inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a Russia on August 27.

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    An emu sits inside it's enclosure at the New Hope Centre, an animal refuge near Amman, on August 25.

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  • A giraffe runs in Amboseli National park

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    A giraffe runs in Amboseli National Park in Kenya August 26.

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    Pink flamingos chill under a water jet placed by animals healthcare specialists working at the Menagerie of the Jardin des plantes (the small zoo of the Garden of Plants) in Paris on August 26 during a heatwave in France.

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