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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/18

    Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.

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  • Why it's so difficult to get pandas to mate

    A newly published study of eight male pandas in China describes changes in their physiology as they prepare to mate. The peak panda breeding period lasts just over three weeks in spring, with each female's interest in sex lasting just 24 to 72 hours.

  • Giant pandas, on loan from China, now living in Scotland

    Giant pandas, on loan from China, now living in Scotland

    A pair of giant pandas was loaned to a Scottish zoo by the Chinese government. The pandas arrived in Edinburgh on Sunday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/18

    Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.

  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

  • Europe makes room for Chinese investment, but not without concern

    Europe makes room for Chinese investment, but not without concern

    China has signed a number of trade deals throughout Europe that could boost struggling economies, but some Europeans have misgivings about the possibility of a financial lifeline from China.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 07/07

    A girl attends a procession of a statue of San Fermin in honor of the saint during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday. San Fermin, the patron saint of the festival, is said to protect the hundreds of runners that participate in the traditional running of the bulls.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/08

    Amnesty International campaigners with aluminum foil masks protest outside Vendanta Resources in London to raise awareness of what they claim are human rights abuses linked to Vedanta's aluminum refinery in Orissa, India.

  • In Pictures National Penguin Awareness Day

    An Emperor penguin chick sits on its parents feet in Atka Bay, Antarctica. Wednesday marks National Penguin Awareness Day, a day devoted to celebrating penguins around the world.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/21

    A worker passes by the statue of Vladimir Lenin, abandoned in the backyard of the Mogosoaia Palace in Romania, on Monday. The statue was removed from a square in Bucharest in 1990. This week Romanians commemorate 20 years since communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Bucharest during an uprising on Dec. 22 after ruling Romania for 25 years. More than a thousand people are reported to have lost their lives during the Romanian revolution.

  • In Pictures Animal Moms

    A flamingo chick is nudged by its mother in their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary in June 2009. With fifteen chicks newly hatched the number of flamingos at the zoo has grown to 98.