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A large sculpture of a raptor at the airport in Wellington, New Zealand.

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An endangered sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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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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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to the world’s most prolific captive reticulated giraffe herd with 197 births at the Zoo since 1954, when giraffes were introduced to the Zoo’s animal collection. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo currently has 21 reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) in the herd, making it the largest captive giraffe herd in North America.

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A teenage boy, 19, plays the piano during the Sunday brunch at Lee’s Chicken, a Lincoln restaurant.

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Dried tilapia at a roadside stand near the Kazinga Channel in Uganda, Africa.

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Cattle stand in the middle of a village road in Uganda, Africa.

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Two young boys pretending to smoke gum cigarrettes at their home in Lincoln, NE.

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At Megahertz quality-control lab a technician scans for defects in electronic equipment. The company is one of 1,700 high-tech firms centered on the Wasatch Front in Utah.

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An aloe plant in an aloe field, where many of the workers are resident aliens, Mexican citizens with green cards allowing them to work in the United States. The aloe leaves will be processed into ointments, cosmetics, and beverages after harvest.

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Sisters with rainbow colored hairstyles with glitter at the Minnesota state fair.

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Atop the 80-foot tower during a high dive act at the Nebraska state fair.

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A mirror illusion makes the midway barker appear like half a man at the Texas state fair.

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The look-alike contest for mothers and daughters at the Iowa state fair.

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A stunt man performs a car jump from a flaming ramp at the Iowa state fair.

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A ranch hand holds a dorado he has caught in the flooded forest on Barra Bansa ranch in Brazil.

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Before a highway is widened here, botanists are dispatched to instruct workers on how to safeguard the threatened western prairie fringed orchid. On rare occasions roads have been diverted to save imperiled vegetation, whose advocates complain that the ESA grants far less protection to plants than to animals.

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An orphaned mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) in the market at Malabo on Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A sea turtle that was rescued from the deep water horizon oil spill being rehabilitated at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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