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<p>A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the Argentinian flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen June 29, 2010. Paul has so far rightly predicted Germany's first and second round victories over Ghana, Australia and England plus Germany's defeat against Serbia. REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann</p>

A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the...more

A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the Argentinian flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen June 29, 2010. Paul has so far rightly predicted Germany's first and second round victories over Ghana, Australia and England plus Germany's defeat against Serbia. REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann

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<p>A baby monkey holds on to its mother in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat at Nanwan Monkey Island in Lingshui county, Hainan province, China, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao</p>

A baby monkey holds on to its mother in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat at Nanwan Monkey Island in Lingshui county, Hainan province, China, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao

A baby monkey holds on to its mother in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat at Nanwan Monkey Island in Lingshui county, Hainan province, China, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao

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<p>A local flood victim rides on his ox along a flooded street in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, China, June 23, 2010.   REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

A local flood victim rides on his ox along a flooded street in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, China, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

A local flood victim rides on his ox along a flooded street in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, China, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Blackbird chicks open their mouths during feeding at the Wildlife hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

Blackbird chicks open their mouths during feeding at the Wildlife hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Blackbird chicks open their mouths during feeding at the Wildlife hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>An ornithologist holds a young stork in Kocs, 78 km (48 miles) west of Budapest, June 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh</p>

An ornithologist holds a young stork in Kocs, 78 km (48 miles) west of Budapest, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

An ornithologist holds a young stork in Kocs, 78 km (48 miles) west of Budapest, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>Shepherds drag goats for a traditional bath at the Puerto de la Cruz beach in Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero</p>

Shepherds drag goats for a traditional bath at the Puerto de la Cruz beach in Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

Shepherds drag goats for a traditional bath at the Puerto de la Cruz beach in Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

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<p>A handler holds a two-week old Siberian tiger cub at Kolmarden Zoo, central Sweden, June 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix</p>

A handler holds a two-week old Siberian tiger cub at Kolmarden Zoo, central Sweden, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix

A handler holds a two-week old Siberian tiger cub at Kolmarden Zoo, central Sweden, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix

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<p>A rider rears up on his horse in downtown Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Enrique Calvo</p>

A rider rears up on his horse in downtown Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A rider rears up on his horse in downtown Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

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<p>A man holds onto the horn of a goat as it is being bathed in the sea during San Juan (Saint John the Baptist) celebration in Puerto de La Cruz, on Spain's Canary Island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010.   REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero</p>

A man holds onto the horn of a goat as it is being bathed in the sea during San Juan (Saint John the Baptist) celebration in Puerto de La Cruz, on Spain's Canary Island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

A man holds onto the horn of a goat as it is being bathed in the sea during San Juan (Saint John the Baptist) celebration in Puerto de La Cruz, on Spain's Canary Island of Tenerife, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

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<p>Four-year-old Asian elephant named Gabi (R) touches the trunk of his mother Tamar as they cool off in the water at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

Four-year-old Asian elephant named Gabi (R) touches the trunk of his mother Tamar as they cool off in the water at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Four-year-old Asian elephant named Gabi (R) touches the trunk of his mother Tamar as they cool off in the water at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Children ride a camel as the sun sets along Karachi's Clifton beach, Pakistan, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro</p>

Children ride a camel as the sun sets along Karachi's Clifton beach, Pakistan, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Children ride a camel as the sun sets along Karachi's Clifton beach, Pakistan, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation.   REUTERS/Handout</p>

Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation. REUTERS/Handout

Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation. REUTERS/Handout

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<p>Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010.   REUTERS/Robert Brazzell/U.S. Coast Guard photo/Handout</p>

Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010. ...more

Dr. Sharon K. Taylor (L), a veterinarian with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Alonso (R), the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge manager, and others release a crate of Brown Pelicans into the wild in Houma, Louisiana, June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Brazzell/U.S. Coast Guard photo/Handout

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<p>Residents hold up a python during a religious festival in San Juan City, metro Manila, Philippines, June 24, 2010.    REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

Residents hold up a python during a religious festival in San Juan City, metro Manila, Philippines, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents hold up a python during a religious festival in San Juan City, metro Manila, Philippines, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A rider on horseback races through a cheering crowd in the Balearic town of Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010.    REUTERS/Enrique Calvo</p>

A rider on horseback races through a cheering crowd in the Balearic town of Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

A rider on horseback races through a cheering crowd in the Balearic town of Ciutadella during Menorca's traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John), Spain, June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

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<p>A lion yawns at a nature reserve on the outskirsts of Pretoria June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian</p>

A lion yawns at a nature reserve on the outskirsts of Pretoria June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

A lion yawns at a nature reserve on the outskirsts of Pretoria June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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<p>A handler holds the neck of a Lesser Flamingo during a vaccination exercise inside their enclosure at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore June 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

A handler holds the neck of a Lesser Flamingo during a vaccination exercise inside their enclosure at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A handler holds the neck of a Lesser Flamingo during a vaccination exercise inside their enclosure at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore June 21, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Rinat Matalon of the Wildlife Veterinary hospital feeds a baby desert porcupine at a hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010.    REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

Rinat Matalon of the Wildlife Veterinary hospital feeds a baby desert porcupine at a hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Rinat Matalon of the Wildlife Veterinary hospital feeds a baby desert porcupine at a hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>A crawfish holds on to a miniature soccer ball filled with food in a tank which has been decorated as a football pitch, at the Sea Life Aquarium in Berlin, June 16, 2010.   REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz </p>

A crawfish holds on to a miniature soccer ball filled with food in a tank which has been decorated as a football pitch, at the Sea Life Aquarium in Berlin, June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

A crawfish holds on to a miniature soccer ball filled with food in a tank which has been decorated as a football pitch, at the Sea Life Aquarium in Berlin, June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>A Labrador sits in a window over looking the main square of the town of Jablonne v Podjestedi, Czech Republic June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek</p>

A Labrador sits in a window over looking the main square of the town of Jablonne v Podjestedi, Czech Republic June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek

A Labrador sits in a window over looking the main square of the town of Jablonne v Podjestedi, Czech Republic June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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