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China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
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Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. 

Japan's Fugitive Penguin to be Given Name by Public Competition

A Humboldt penguin in Tokyo Sea Life Park, Japan, photographed on January 29, 2011. (minoir/Flickr)
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A runaway penguin, recaptured after escaping its zoo for 82 days and known only as "Number 337," will be given a name chosen from public submissions.

Photo of the Day: Koala Cuteness in Kobe, Japan

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A koala bear in Oji zoo, Kobe, Japan on April 30, 2012. (pelican/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Uncommon Color in a 'Common' Indian Butterfly

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The Common Crow is a common butterfly in South Asia. In India, it is referred to as the Common Indian Crow. A close-up shot of the Common Indian Crow butterfly in Bangalore, India on April 28, 2012. (Parshotam Lal Tandon/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Spotted Eagle Ray in Baa Atoll, Maldives

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Spotted eagle ray in Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives on March 6, 2012. (Abllo™ /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Sea Turtle in Vanuatu

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A sea turtle is seen in Sanma, Vanuatu on February 2, 2012. (JetpacApp /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Little Green Monster in Fiji

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A '"harmless and rather friendly" green iguana in Fiji on December 18, 2005. (Niemann-Buuts/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Balinese Bull Race

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A participant competes in a 'Makepung' or bull race with over 220 domestic water buffaloes in the town of Jembrana on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on August 8, 2010.