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A pig lands in a pool of water during the rip-snorting good time Pig Racing and Diving Show at the 2008 Royal Melbourne Show, an agricultural fair.
The flying pigs are a top draw at the annual spectacle, which attracts about 500,000 visitors over 11 days.
A port worker carries a piracuru, the largest freshwater fish in Manaus, Brazil , which was confiscated from smugglers who were attempting to transport 66 of the giants to a market, according to Reuters.
A puppy at an animal shelter has its picture taken as part of an effort to reunite stray and abandoned pets with their owners following Hurricane Ike.
A baby lion that was regularly fed the tainted milk at the center of China's most recent food scare is examined for kidney stones.
Badal, a 19-year-old lion who died of natural causes, is prepared for cremation at the Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal, India. The park, which is managed as a zoo, rescued Badal from the circus in 2006.
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