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Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Finds Home in Chicago

1136 Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Finds Home in Chicago
Weighing in at just under 6 pounds and at 22.6 inches long, the female pup arrived at Shedd in late October from Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, where she spent the first four weeks of her life being stabilized. The pup has been doing well since her arrival, receiving continual care behind the scenes of Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium. Currently referred to as “Pup 681”, Shedd’s animal care and veterinarian teams are providing the continual, round-the-clock care she needs to thrive. Photos used with permisson from Shedd Aquarium. (Photos by Brenna Hernandez/AP Photo)

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November 1 – 8: The Week in Protests

1134 November 1 – 8: The Week in Protests
A protestor holds a slogan from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, as fellow demonstrators lay partially nude in London’s Trafalgar Square, organised by the animal rights group, with the aim of encouraging passers-by to have compassion for animals, Saturday November 1, 2014. (Photo by Steve Parsons/AP Photo/PA Wire)

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November 1 – 8: Sport and Beyond

1132 November 1 – 8: Sport and Beyond
Adrian Grygiel of Augsburger skates onto the ice before the DEL Ice Hockey match between Augsburger Panther and Schwenninger Wild Wings at Curt Frenzel Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 3

1130 November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 3
Researchers examine the return capsule of China’s test lunar orbiter after it landed in Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region November 1, 2014. The return capsule of China’s test lunar orbiter landed successfully early Saturday morning in north China’s Inner Mongolia, making China the third nation in the world able to send a lunar orbiter and have it return to Earth. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 2

304 November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 2
A model presents a creation made with chocolate by professional designers and pastry chefs during the Chocolate Fashion Show at the Salon Du Chocolat in Beirut November 6, 2014. (Photo by Jamal Saidi/Reuters)

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November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 1

1128 November 1 – 8: The Week in Photos, Part 1
Workers hoist an 85-foot-tall Norway Spruce from Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania into position as the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York November 7, 2014. The 85-foot Norway Spruce was donated by Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos, of Danville, Pa. The 82nd annual tree, decorated with 45,000 multi-colored LED lights is scheduled to be lit during ceremonies December 3, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

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November 1 – 8: Animals of the Week

1109 November 1 – 8: Animals of the Week
In this file photo dated Sunday, November 2, 2014, shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital’s traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the city’s most emblematic locations. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)

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Photo of the Day: A Cat Behind a Glass Pane

1108 Photo of the Day: A Cat Behind a Glass Pane
A cat sits behind a glass pane in the front door waiting to be let in from the rain in Frankfurt am Main,Germany, November 3, 2014. (Photo by Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA)

Transgender Beauty Pageant in Pattaya

1107 Transgender Beauty Pageant in Pattaya
Contestant Piyada Inthavong of Laos prepares backstage before the final show of the Miss International Queen 2014 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya November 7, 2014. Some 22 contestants from 18 countries, all born male, competed in the week-long event for the crown of Miss International Queen. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Metal Hulk by Ban Hun Lek

1106 Metal Hulk by Ban Hun Lek

When you first see the art works created by a Thai metalworker Ban Hun Lek, you are completely stunned by the level of detail of the metal sculptures that he creates. One of his most prominent creations is a full sized sculpture of a Hulk.

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Leonhardi Procession in Bavaria

1105 Leonhardi Procession in Bavaria
Farmers dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes ride in a wooden carriage on the way to the chapel on the Kalvarienberg in Bad Toelz, during the Leonhard procession November 6, 2014. The Leonhardi Ritt procession is an annual event that started in the 17th century to pray to St. Leonhard, the patron saint of animals. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)

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“Lichtgrenze” (Border of Light)

1104 “Lichtgrenze” (Border of Light)
People walk under stands with balloons placed along the former Berlin Wall location at Mauerpark, which will be used in the installation “Lichtgrenze” (Border of Light) in Berlin November 7, 2014. A part of the inner city of Berlin will be temporarily divided from November 7 to 9, with a light installation featuring 8000 luminous white balloons to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Photo by Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters)

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Protest Against New Government in Brussels

1103 Protest Against New Government in Brussels
Demonstrators confront riot police in central Brussels November 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)

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A Rare Look Inside North Korea

1101 A Rare Look Inside North Korea
North Korea has closed its borders in fear of the spread of the Ebola virus. But at a time when the secretive state was still welcoming tourists, former aid worker Andrew Macleod made the journey to the repressive nation. Andrew’s holiday snaps and camera footage provide a unique insight into the reclusive country, where he came across deserted motorways, metro stations plastered with propaganda and attractive border guards. Here: Andrew MacLeod in front of portraits of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in February 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Andrew Macleod/Barcroft Media)

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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 4

1100 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 4
“Double head vulture”. On the day of windy days during raptors migration some people in my country start to catch these tired raptors, so in this day we go to photograph some raptors and we saw these tow tired vultures, so we start to drag them away from the hunters until they reach a good hidden place, to make them safe until they start a new journey. Photo location: Kuwait. (Photo and caption by Mohd Khorshed/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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