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FIERY MATCH: A Panathinaikos fan threw a flare at police during a soccer game against Olympiakos in Athens Monday. The game was abandoned because of escalating violence against police. Nine officers were injured. Away fans weren’t permitted to attend due to restrictions that sought to curb violence. (Zuma Press)

PROTESTING: Monks protested in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday. In Geneva, Sri Lankans have been protesting outside the United Nations over international efforts to hold their nation accountable for alleged abuses during the government’s war with Tamil Tigers that ended in 2009. (S. Kodikara/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

WALL OF SMOKE: A wall of smoke rose from a wildfire Sunday, forcing authorities to temporarily close a section of U.S. Highway 34, east of Yuma, Ariz. Evacuated residents of Eckley, Colo., and surrounding areas were allowed to return home after firefighters contained most of the fire. (Tony Rayle/the Yuma Sun/Associated Press)

PEACEFUL RULE: The body of Pope Shenouda, the head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, was viewed by Christians inside Abbasiya Cathedral in Cairo Monday. Pope Shenouda died Saturday at the age of 88. Tens of thousands of Christians lined up to pay their final respects. (Khaled Elfiqi/European Pressphoto Agency)

TRADITIONAL SPORT: Men participated in the traditional sport Buzkashi, in which they vie for the carcass or skin of an animal, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Monday. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

JUMP: A supporter of former President Mohamed Nasheed threw a bottle toward police during a protest against new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan in Male, Maldives, Monday. Mr. Hassan opened parliament weeks after he took office in what his predecessor has called a coup. (Sinan Hussain/Associated Press)

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We humans share this planet with countless other species, interacting with many of them daily, others rarely. We treat some as sources of food and others as sources of companionship, entertainment, or education. We experiment with them at a genetic level, try to understand their overall behavior, and bond with them on an intimate scale. Most animals live their lives independently of us, but they dwell in habitats that we shape profoundly. Gathered below are images of animals in the news from the past several weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers. [42 photos]

A monkey who survived the Ivorian post-electoral crisis at the Abidjan Zoo. Three lions named Lea, Simba and Loulou, "died of hunger", said Claude-Sie Kam, a zoo employee, to an AFP reporter. About forty animals perished due to lack of food at the Abidjan Zoo during the Ivorian crisis. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

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