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UK circus owner found guilty of elephant cruelty

A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in a undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout

A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in a undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout

A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in a undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout
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A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in this undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout

A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in this undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout

A still photograph taken from video shows a groom hitting Annie the elephant in this undated handout photograph received from Animal Defenders International in London on November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Animal Defenders International/Handout
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