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A soaring mallard and 21 more of this week's best animal photos

Image: A duck flying
A duck flies over the relatively 'warm' waters of a steaming pond on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus on Jan. 24.TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPA
From a hungry hippo to a chihuahua bridal party, check out this week's round-up of the best animal photos from around the globe.