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Yoshikazu Tsuno

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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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CHANNELING CHAPLIN: A man dressed as Charlie Chaplin stood on Westminster Bridge in London Monday. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

ELECTRIC BLUE: Jellyfish swam in a tank at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo Monday. The aquarium will reopen on Aug. 4 after one year of renovations. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

MEN AT A MOSQUE: Men waited for prayer time at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. (Adek Berry/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

RUNNING THROUGH WATER: Hindus participated in a pilgrimage in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday. They chanted the name of Lord Shiva as they ran to the Pashupatinath Temple. Runners were sprayed with water to help them cool down. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

DEBT FRAY: The media crowded around Vice President Joseph Biden as he walked to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington Monday. The Senate and House were expected to vote by Tuesday on an agreement that extends the federal debt limit and enacts spending cuts. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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