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<p>A Thai Buddhist Monk fends off a playful attack from an Asian Tiger at the Wat Pa Luangtabua temple in Sai Yok, western Thailand, on May 22, 2001.   REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

A Thai Buddhist Monk fends off a playful attack from an Asian Tiger at the Wat Pa Luangtabua temple in Sai Yok, western Thailand, on May 22, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A Thai Buddhist Monk fends off a playful attack from an Asian Tiger at the Wat Pa Luangtabua temple in Sai Yok, western Thailand, on May 22, 2001. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth annual elephant polo tournament in Galle February 15, 2007.  REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe</p>

An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth annual elephant polo tournament in Galle February 15, 2007. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe

An elephant destroys a minibus after throwing its rider and going on a rampage during Sri Lanka's sixth annual elephant polo tournament in Galle February 15, 2007. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe

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<p>A Kenyan riot police dog bites a suspected Mungiki gang member at Nairobi's Mathare slums, June 7, 2007.  REUTERS/Antony Njuguna</p>

A Kenyan riot police dog bites a suspected Mungiki gang member at Nairobi's Mathare slums, June 7, 2007. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

A Kenyan riot police dog bites a suspected Mungiki gang member at Nairobi's Mathare slums, June 7, 2007. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

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<p>Onlookers stand as a decorated temple elephant tries to attack its mahout on a street in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Sivaram V.</p>

Onlookers stand as a decorated temple elephant tries to attack its mahout on a street in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Sivaram V.

Onlookers stand as a decorated temple elephant tries to attack its mahout on a street in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 28, 2009. REUTERS/Sivaram V.

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<p>A horse falls after being gored by a bull during a bullfight festival at Macarena bullring in Medellin February 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera</p>

A horse falls after being gored by a bull during a bullfight festival at Macarena bullring in Medellin February 7, 2009. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

A horse falls after being gored by a bull during a bullfight festival at Macarena bullring in Medellin February 7, 2009. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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<p>A relocated white rhino attacks a ranger's vehicle after its release from a cage at the Tsavo game park, September 19, 1999.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A relocated white rhino attacks a ranger's vehicle after its release from a cage at the Tsavo game park, September 19, 1999. REUTERS/Stringer

A relocated white rhino attacks a ranger's vehicle after its release from a cage at the Tsavo game park, September 19, 1999. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch, in Naivasha 100 km (62 miles) west of Nairobi, July 30, 2007.  REUTERS/Boniface Mwangi</p>

A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch, in Naivasha 100 km (62 miles) west of Nairobi, July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Boniface Mwangi

A zebra charges towards Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at the Marula ranch, in Naivasha 100 km (62 miles) west of Nairobi, July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Boniface Mwangi

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<p>South Korean bee farmer Ahn Sang-kyu, who is swarmed with 180,000 bees which he released, jumps on a mock Japanese flag at his protest in Seoul against Japan's sovereignty claims over the desolate islands called Tokto in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, May 2, 2006.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

South Korean bee farmer Ahn Sang-kyu, who is swarmed with 180,000 bees which he released, jumps on a mock Japanese flag at his protest in Seoul against Japan's sovereignty claims over the desolate islands called Tokto in South Korea and Takeshima in...more

South Korean bee farmer Ahn Sang-kyu, who is swarmed with 180,000 bees which he released, jumps on a mock Japanese flag at his protest in Seoul against Japan's sovereignty claims over the desolate islands called Tokto in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan, May 2, 2006. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A man gets tackled by a fighting bull during the Corralejas festival in Medellin, Colombia, August 5, 2006.   REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera</p>

A man gets tackled by a fighting bull during the Corralejas festival in Medellin, Colombia, August 5, 2006. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

A man gets tackled by a fighting bull during the Corralejas festival in Medellin, Colombia, August 5, 2006. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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<p>A person role playing a terrorist is attacked by a police dog during an anti-terror drill in Tokyo November 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

A person role playing a terrorist is attacked by a police dog during an anti-terror drill in Tokyo November 7, 2008. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A person role playing a terrorist is attacked by a police dog during an anti-terror drill in Tokyo November 7, 2008. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>An Asiatic black bear charges local villager Makhan Khan, who was with a group of men hunting the bear, near the village of Gasoo on the outskirts of Srinagar November 14, 2007.   REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

An Asiatic black bear charges local villager Makhan Khan, who was with a group of men hunting the bear, near the village of Gasoo on the outskirts of Srinagar November 14, 2007. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

An Asiatic black bear charges local villager Makhan Khan, who was with a group of men hunting the bear, near the village of Gasoo on the outskirts of Srinagar November 14, 2007. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>An Israeli army dog attacks Yusra Rabayaa, a Palestinian woman, during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank village of Obadiyah, near Bethlehem, March 21, 2007.   REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun</p>

An Israeli army dog attacks Yusra Rabayaa, a Palestinian woman, during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank village of Obadiyah, near Bethlehem, March 21, 2007. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

An Israeli army dog attacks Yusra Rabayaa, a Palestinian woman, during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank village of Obadiyah, near Bethlehem, March 21, 2007. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

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<p>A mahout tries to stop an elephant from entering a building during an annual Hindu festival in Colombo July 30, 2007.   REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe</p>

A mahout tries to stop an elephant from entering a building during an annual Hindu festival in Colombo July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe

A mahout tries to stop an elephant from entering a building during an annual Hindu festival in Colombo July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Buddhika Weerasinghe

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<p>Mexicans narrowly escape injury in a running of the bulls in Huamantla in the state of Tlaxcala in Mexico on August 21, 2004.   REUTERS/Henry Romero</p>

Mexicans narrowly escape injury in a running of the bulls in Huamantla in the state of Tlaxcala in Mexico on August 21, 2004. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexicans narrowly escape injury in a running of the bulls in Huamantla in the state of Tlaxcala in Mexico on August 21, 2004. REUTERS/Henry Romero

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<p>A reveller is tossed by a wild cow after the third running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 9, 2006.   REUTERS/Eloy Alonso</p>

A reveller is tossed by a wild cow after the third running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 9, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A reveller is tossed by a wild cow after the third running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 9, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>A man is gored by a bull during the annual bullfight festival in San Jose December 29, 2008.   REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate</p>

A man is gored by a bull during the annual bullfight festival in San Jose December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A man is gored by a bull during the annual bullfight festival in San Jose December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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