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Photos Of The Year 2017: Planet Earth

She can be harsh, unrelenting and ruthless, but most of the time Earth is a beautiful place.
We really should be taking better care of her.

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We really should take better care of her.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 44

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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GRAPHIC: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.
Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, Indonesians in this remote part of Java island seem eager to watch the blood-curdling contests, known locally as 'adu bagong' (boar fighting).
Totally not cool in our opinion.

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It's been a while since we did one of these, but I feel we need to start this up again as we live in a too beautiful a place not to share it.

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Acupuncture for cats and dogs

Pet owners in China are turning to acupuncture to help soothe the aches and pains of their beloved cats and dogs. Traditional practitioners believe acupuncture, which involves inserting long, fine needles at specific places, known as meridians, of the body, can stimulate blood circulation to promote healing and relieve some aches and pains.

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Fireflies light up the night in Mexico

Tourists flock to sanctuaries near the town of Nanacamilpa in Mexico to watch fireflies as they gather to mate in the forest.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 29

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia’s Harar city

Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves. Abbas Yusuf, known as Hyena Man, learnt to feed the hyenas from his father, Yusuf Mume Salleh, who fed them for 45 years before passing the job to his son 13 years ago

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Thailand’s crocodile farms

Thailand is home to some of the world's biggest crocodile farms, where tourists can see the giant reptiles lounging in the hot sun, chomping on chicken, or swarming in emerald green pools. Some 1.2 million crocodiles are kept on more than 1,000 farms in Thailand, according to figures from the Thai department of fisheries. Some are equipped with slaughterhouses and tanneries to produce luxury products

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Rebuilding The Great Wall Of China

For more than a decade, mules have been crucial in the effort to restore Jiankou, a serpentine section of the Great Wall of China that is notorious for its ridges and perilous slopes.

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Brazil’s new oil frontier threatens Amazon reef

Deep beneath the waters of the Atlantic off Brazil's most northern coast, French major Total SA is hunting for what it hopes will be Latin America's next big oil discovery, but environmentalists fear the project may damage a nearby thriving reef system, more than 1,000 kilometers long and possibly home to new marine species.

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