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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A crowd watches a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A news piece on the Photo Ark at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A news piece on the Photo Ark at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A group of people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A group of people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A group of people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Protesters in front of the White House, Washington, District of Columbia.

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“Moth Night” at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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“Moth Night” at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A high angel view of the National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia.

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A high angel view of the National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia.

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An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) named Cila rests near the viewing window at the Indianapolis Zoo. Image was taken with a remote camera place inside the exhibit. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A group of parents take pictures of their children before prom in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A large group of high school students pose for pictures before prom in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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A wedding at St. Mary’s Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An unhappy teenage girl waits for a wedding to start in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A wedding reception at The Knolls country club in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A bride hugs a guest at her wedding reception in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A group of teenagers eats pizza before going to a high school dance in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A group of teenagers dressed for a high school dance in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Saturn V Rocket, the largest ever put into space, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Saturn V Rocket, the largest ever put into space, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Naturalists for a day, dozens of children who live on Mount Gorongosa bring E. O. Wilson sandwich bags full of specimens to identify during the bioblitz. Mostly they find insects. Most of the big animals are gone from the mountain.

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Teams of miners with a government permit dig for gold. They’re about a mile outside Gorongosa Park- but within the watershed that sustains it. The future of the park depends on finding sustainable livelihoods for the people who live in the area.

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