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USA-SHARKS/
RTS7Y4UQ 
May 18, 2022 
A nurse shark swims across the bottom during an outing with company Emerald Charters off Jupiter Inlet,... 
JUPITER INLET, UNITED STATES 
People take the plunge with a shark dive in Florida 
A nurse shark swims across the bottom during an outing with company Emerald Charters off Jupiter Inlet, Florida, U.S., May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Sam Wolfe 
USA-SHARKS/
RTS7Y4SJ 
May 18, 2022 
A shark swims through through the water during an outing with scuba company Emerald Charters off Jupiter... 
JUPITER INLET, UNITED STATES 
People take the plunge with a shark dive in Florida 
A shark swims through through the water during an outing with scuba company Emerald Charters off Jupiter Inlet, Florida, U.S., May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Sam Wolfe 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZU 
July 10, 2018 
Sharks are seen at the Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Sharks are seen at the Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
Sharks are seen at the Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZT 
July 10, 2018 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10,... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZP 
July 10, 2018 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10,... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZO 
July 10, 2018 
A worker carries sharks to collect their fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018.... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
A worker carries sharks to collect their fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
A worker carries sharks to collect their fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZL 
July 10, 2018 
A worker holds a shark to collect its fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018.... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
A worker holds a shark to collect its fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
A worker holds a shark to collect its fins at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
INDONESIA-SHARK/
RTS1W1ZF 
July 10, 2018 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10,... 
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia 
Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta 
GERMANY-ZOO/
RTX4948J 
January 12, 2018 
Two Leopard Sharks are pictured during the annual inventory in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany January... 
Hamburg, Germany 
Two Leopard Sharks pictured during annual inventory in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg 
Two Leopard Sharks are pictured during the annual inventory in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen 
CALIFORNIA-SHARKS/
RTX37A6H 
May 23, 2017 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San... 
San Clemente, UNITED STATES 
Shark sighting signs warning swimmers and surfers are posted along the beach in San Clemente, California... 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San Clemente, California, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
CALIFORNIA-SHARKS/
RTX37A68 
May 23, 2017 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San... 
San Clemente, UNITED STATES 
Shark sighting signs warning swimmers and surfers are posted along the beach in San Clemente, California... 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San Clemente, California, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
CALIFORNIA-SHARKS/
RTX37A67 
May 23, 2017 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San... 
San Clemente, UNITED STATES 
Shark sighting signs warning swimmers and surfers are posted along the beach in San Clemente, California... 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San Clemente, California, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
CALIFORNIA-SHARKS/
RTX37A60 
May 23, 2017 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San... 
San Clemente, UNITED STATES 
Shark sighting signs warning swimmers and surfers are posted along the beach in San Clemente, California... 
Warning signs are placed along the beach to warn swimmers and surfers of recent shark sightings in San Clemente, California, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake 
BRAZIL-FISHING/
RTS14Z2G 
May 03, 2017 
A fisherman prepares to catch ray fish at Meireles beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, May 1, 2017. Picture taken... 
Fortaleza, Brazil 
A fisherman prepares to catch ray fish at Meireles beach in Fortaleza 
A fisherman prepares to catch ray fish at Meireles beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, May 1, 2017. Picture taken May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
CHINA-MERMAIDS/
RTX2VGWW 
December 17, 2016 
A performer practices her mermaid swim next to a shark in an aquarium after graduating from a mermaid... 
Guangzhou, China 
A performer practices her mermaid swim next to a shark in an aquarium after graduating from a mermaid... 
A performer practices her mermaid swim next to a shark in an aquarium after graduating from a mermaid workshop in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China December 16, 2016. Picture taken December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
EMIRATES-DAILYLIFE/
RTS957V 
March 03, 2016 
A man checks a shark display at the Dubai Mall, UAE, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
A man checks a shark display at the Dubai Mall 
A man checks a shark display at the Dubai Mall, UAE, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah 
AUSTRALIA-SHARK/
RTX1VPBS 
November 25, 2015 
A surfer carries his board into the water next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly... 
Sydney, Australia 
A surfer carries his board into the water next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly... 
A surfer carries his board into the water next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia, November 24, 2015. A spate of shark attacks and sightings in Australia is leaving some of the world's choice surfing and swimming beaches deserted ahead of summer Down Under. Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere typically draws millions of people to the warm Pacific waters of eastern Australia but for many the risk may not be worth it. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray 
AUSTRALIA-SHARK/
RTX1VPBR 
November 25, 2015 
Swimmers walk into the surf next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia,... 
Sydney, Australia 
Swimmers walk into the surf next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia... 
Swimmers walk into the surf next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia, November 24, 2015. A spate of shark attacks and sightings in Australia is leaving some of the world's choice surfing and swimming beaches deserted ahead of summer Down Under. Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere typically draws millions of people to the warm Pacific waters of eastern Australia but for many the risk may not be worth it. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray 
AUSTRALIA-SHARK/
RTX1VPBQ 
November 25, 2015 
A sign erected on Manly Beach indicates a shark sighting in Sydney, Australia, November 24, 2015. A spate... 
Sydney, Australia 
A sign erected on Manly Beach indicates a shark sighting in Sydney, Australia 
A sign erected on Manly Beach indicates a shark sighting in Sydney, Australia, November 24, 2015. A spate of shark attacks and sightings in Australia is leaving some of the world's choice surfing and swimming beaches deserted ahead of summer Down Under. Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere typically draws millions of people to the warm Pacific waters of eastern Australia but for many the risk may not be worth it. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray 
SOCCER-WORLD/
RTS3MQM 
October 08, 2015 
A fan of Colombia carries a plastic shark in the national colors on his head before the team's 2018 World... 
Barranquilla, Colombia 
A fan of Colombia carries a plastic shark in the national colors on his head before the team's 2018 World... 
A fan of Colombia carries a plastic shark in the national colors on his head before the team's 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Peru at the Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/John Vizcaino
RUSSIA-ANIMALS/
RTX1NBC3 
August 06, 2015 
Visitors look at a shark in the "Moskvarium" centre of oceanography and marine biology in Moscow, Russia,... 
Moscow, Russia 
Visitors look at a shark in the "Moskvarium" centre of oceanography and marine biology in Moscow 
Visitors look at a shark in the "Moskvarium" centre of oceanography and marine biology in Moscow, Russia, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev 
USA-TRAVEL/
RTX1MM1I 
July 31, 2015 
A Shark head is displayed outside of a souvenir shop before sunset at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara,... 
Santa Barbara, UNITED STATES 
A Shark head is displayed outside of a souvenir shop before sunset at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara,... 
A Shark head is displayed outside of a souvenir shop before sunset at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, California July 30, 2015. Picture taken July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon 
ECUADOR-CRIME/
RTR4XXMX 
May 28, 2015 
Confiscated shark fins are seen after a police operation in Manta in this handout picture provided by... 
Manta, Ecuador 
Confiscated shark fins are seen after a police operation in Manta 
Confiscated shark fins are seen after a police operation in Manta in this handout picture provided by the Ecuador Interior Ministry on May 28, 2015. Ecuadorean police confiscated 200,000 shark fins destined for Peru during a police operation dubbed "Operation Shark" (Operacon Tiburon) where six people were arrested, according to a police press release. REUTERS/Ecuador Interior Ministry/Xavier Camacho/Handout via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ECUADOR-ECONOMY/
RTX1DOOY 
May 19, 2015 
Fisherman cut shark meat on a truck at the beach of Manta, Ecuador May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja... 
Manta, Ecuador 
Fisherman cut shark meat on a truck at the beach of Manta 
Fisherman cut shark meat on a truck at the beach of Manta, Ecuador May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja 
Animals
Animals 
Swimming with Sharks - 18 Feb 2015 
10 PICTURES 
USA-ANIMALS/
RTR4PZXC 
February 17, 2015 
Sandbar sharks swim around during a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii February 16, 2015. Shark... 
Haleiwa, UNITED STATES 
Sandbar sharks swim around during a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii 
Sandbar sharks swim around during a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii February 16, 2015. Shark tours are a renowned form of eco-tourism in Hawaii and diving with sharks without a cage is becoming increasingly popular as well. Picture taken February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TRAVEL) 
USA-ANIMALS/
RTR4PZRL 
February 17, 2015 
Shark ecologist and boat captain Juan Oliphant signals to tourists that a lot of sharks are approaching... 
Haleiwa, UNITED STATES 
Shark ecologist and boat captain Juan Oliphant signals to tourists that a lot of sharks are approaching... 
Shark ecologist and boat captain Juan Oliphant signals to tourists that a lot of sharks are approaching them on a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii February 16, 2015. Shark tours are a renowned form of eco-tourism in Hawaii and diving with sharks without a cage is becoming increasingly popular as well. Picture taken February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRAVEL) 
RUSSIA-SOCIETY/
RTR499VE 
October 07, 2014 
A girl runs past an art installation depicting a shark at the Museum of Optical Illusions in St. Petersburg... 
St.Petersburg, Russia 
A girl runs past an art installation depicting a shark at the Museum of Optical Illusions in St. Petersburg... 
A girl runs past an art installation depicting a shark at the Museum of Optical Illusions in St. Petersburg October 7, 2014. The museum offers visitors a chance to become involved in their 3D installations, according to local media. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
HONGKONG/
RTR3VUIB 
June 26, 2014 
A woman poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting at HK 3D Museum in Hong Kong June 26, 2014.... 
Hong Kong, China 
A woman poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting at HK 3D Museum in Hong Kong 
A woman poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting at HK 3D Museum in Hong Kong June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
HONGKONG/
RTR3VU9M 
June 26, 2014 
A shark swims inside the new Shark Mystique exhibit at Ocean Park in Hong Kong June 26,2014. The exhibit... 
Hong Kong, China 
A shark swims inside the new Shark Mystique exhibit at Ocean Park in Hong Kong 
A shark swims inside the new Shark Mystique exhibit at Ocean Park in Hong Kong June 26,2014. The exhibit houses 100 sharks of 15 species in a multi-storey aquarium and is intended to highlight conservation, education and the importance of biodiversity. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL EDUCATION) 
SRILANKA/
RTR3JTB4 
April 03, 2014 
A man chops up the head of a manta ray exposing the gill rakers at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries... 
MIRISSA, Sri Lanka 
A man chops up the head of a manta ray exposing the gill rakers at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries... 
A man chops up the head of a manta ray exposing the gill rakers at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries Harbour in south Sri Lanka April 3, 2014. Sri Lanka and India are among the world?s major exporters of dried manta/mobula gills for the Chinese medicinal trade, with many thousands of these animals killed and processed each year, according to Manta Trust. REUTERS/David Loh (SRI LANKA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT) 
SRILANKA/
RTR3JT98 
April 03, 2014 
A hammerhead shark lies dead at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries Harbour in south Sri Lanka April 3,... 
MIRISSA, Sri Lanka 
A hammerhead shark lies dead at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries Harbour in south Sri Lanka 
A hammerhead shark lies dead at the dock of the Mirissa Fisheries Harbour in south Sri Lanka April 3, 2014. More than 100 million sharks are killed each year according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The fins of hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks are in great demand for banquet soups in Asia, and fins can sell for as much as $700 a pound. REUTERS/David Loh (SRI LANKA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) 
SOMALIA/
RTR3JBA4 
March 31, 2014 
A fisherman carries a shark on his shoulders from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's... 
Mogadishu, Somalia 
A fisherman carries a shark on his shoulders from Indian Ocean waters to market in Somalia's capital... 
A fisherman carries a shark on his shoulders from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
SOMALIA/
RTR3JB9P 
March 31, 2014 
A fisherman carries a shark on his head from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital... 
Mogadishu, Somalia 
A fisherman carries shark on his head from Indian Ocean waters to market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu... 
A fisherman carries a shark on his head from the Indian Ocean waters to the market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS ANIMALS) 
ISRAEL/
RTX16PJ2 
December 20, 2013 
A shark hangs on a hook as Palestinians walk past a butcher's shop in Jerusalem's Old City December 20,... 
Jerusalem, Israel 
A shark hangs on a hook as Palestinians walk past a butcher's shop in Jerusalem's Old City 
A shark hangs on a hook as Palestinians walk past a butcher's shop in Jerusalem's Old City December 20, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (JERUSALEM - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD) 
GERMANY/
RTX1620Z 
December 03, 2013 
A diver dressed as Santa Claus rings the bell next to a ray inside a fish tank at the Sea Life aquarium... 
Berlin, Germany 
A diver dressed as Santa Claus rings the bell next to a ray inside a fish tank at the Sea Life aquarium... 
A diver dressed as Santa Claus rings the bell next to a ray inside a fish tank at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin, December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
BRITAIN/
RTX14OZR 
October 26, 2013 
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is... 
Oxford, United Kingdom 
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford 
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet (7.6 m) long, made of fibre glass and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
INDONESIA
RTX14KXS 
October 23, 2013 
Children sit on a dead whale shark after it was trapped in a fisherman's net, at Kenjeran beach in Surabaya,... 
Surabaya, Indonesia 
Children sit on a dead whale shark after it was trapped in a fisherman's net, at Kenjeran beach in Surabaya,... 
Children sit on a dead whale shark after it was trapped in a fisherman's net, at Kenjeran beach in Surabaya, East Java province, October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) 
SINGAPORE-VUJICIC/
RTX13871 
September 05, 2013 
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, dives with sharks at the... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, dives with sharks at the... 
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, dives with sharks at the Marine Life Park in Singapore September 5, 2013. Vujicic dived in a customized acrylic enclosure that takes in a 360-degree view of the shark habitat at the aquarium. Vujicic is in Singapore to give a motivational talk to a 5000 strong audience on Saturday. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY) 
SINGAPORE-VUJICIC/
RTX1382E 
September 05, 2013 
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, swims with sharks at the... 
Singapore, Singapore 
Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, swims with sharks at the Marine... 
Nick Vujicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without limbs, swims with sharks at the Marine Life Park in Singapore September 5, 2013. Vujicic dived with sharks in a customized acrylic enclosure that takes in a 360-degree view of the shark habitat at the aquarium. Vujicic is in Singapore to give a motivational talk to a 5,000 strong audience on Saturday. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
PHILIPPINES
RTX137PO 
September 05, 2013 
Children stand on the floating carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", at... 
Cavite, Philippines 
Children stand on the floating carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", at... 
Children stand on the floating carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", at the coastline of Tanza, Cavite, southwest of Manila, September 5, 2013. The whale shark weighing approximately 300kg (661 pounds), and with a length of 6.72 metres (22 feet), was found by fishermen floating in the sea off Manila Bay on Wednesday, an official from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
GALAPAGOS/
RTX135CW 
September 03, 2013 
A hammerhead shark swims close to Wolf Island at Galapagos Marine Reserve August 19, 2013. Picture taken... 
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 
A hammerhead shark swims close to Wolf Island at Galapagos Marine Reserve 
A hammerhead shark swims close to Wolf Island at Galapagos Marine Reserve August 19, 2013. Picture taken August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (ECUADOR - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS TRAVEL) 
UKRAINE/
RTXZ2W4 
April 28, 2013 
A shovelnose guitarfish, a ray that lives off the coast of California, swims past a boy looking at an... 
Kiev, Ukraine 
A shovelnose guitarfish, a ray that lives off the coast of California, swims past a boy looking at an... 
A shovelnose guitarfish, a ray that lives off the coast of California, swims past a boy looking at an aquarium inside a mall in Kiev April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: ANIMALS) 
SINGAPORE/
RTXYDBT 
April 08, 2013 
A man takes pictures of a stingray in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore April... 
Singapore, Singapore 
A man takes pictures of a stingray in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore 
A man takes pictures of a stingray in the Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore April 8, 2013. The aquarium, which houses more than 80,000 animals of over 800 species in 42.8 million litres of water, is on Monday the official record holder of two Guinness World Records - for the world's largest aquarium and for the world's largest acrylic panel in its Ocean Gallery, according to local media. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL ANIMALS) 
Travel
Travel 
The Whale Shark Feeders - 12 Mar 2013 
25 PICTURES 
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHE 
March 12, 2013 
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob,... 
OSLOB, Philippines 
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan 
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, March 1 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH4 
March 12, 2013 
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines... 
OSLOB, Philippines 
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan 
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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BRITAIN-FISHERMEN/
RTR3EOJQ 
March 07, 2013 
A baby shark is seen aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England... 
Whitby, United Kingdom 
A baby shark is seen aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea 
A baby shark is seen aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. Whitby, once a busy fishing port, is now a shadow of its former self. Only 200 people are now employed in fishing, and the fleet is down to just a few boats. Global warming has expanded fish habitats northwards, with fish stocks sometimes disappearing for weeks on end. Boats return from sea with largely empty nets, and the atmosphere is sour. Often schools of fish then reappear unpredictably, resulting in bumper catches and causing much jubilation - but then E.U. quotas kick in and force fishermen to dump excess catch in the sea to avoid hefty E.U. fines. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ANIMALS MARITIME FOOD)

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THAILAND/
RTR3EL1X 
March 05, 2013 
A woman takes a photograph of a dried shark fin on display at a restaurant in Bangkok March 5, 2013.... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A woman takes a photograph of a dried shark fin on display at a restaurant in Bangkok 
A woman takes a photograph of a dried shark fin on display at a restaurant in Bangkok March 5, 2013. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be held from March 3 till March 14 in Bangkok. PEW, an international NGO, said 143 species of sharks are facing extinction unless there is a control on the shark-fin trade. It is calling to CITES country members to put sharks on the controlled trade list. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) 
THAILAND/
RTR3EL1S 
March 05, 2013 
A woman walks past dried shark fins on display at a restaurant in Bangkok March 5, 2013. The Convention... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A woman walks past dried shark fins on display at a restaurant in Bangkok 
A woman walks past dried shark fins on display at a restaurant in Bangkok March 5, 2013. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will be held from March 3 till March 14 in Bangkok. PEW, an international NGO, said 143 species of sharks are facing extinction unless there is a control on the shark-fin trade. It is calling to CITES country members to put sharks on the controlled trade list. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) 
PALESTINIANS-FISH/
RTR3EE6H 
February 28, 2013 
Palestinians slice a Devil Ray at a beach in Gaza City February 28, 2013. Gaza fishermen have caught... 
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories 
Palestinians slice a Devil Ray at a beach in Gaza City 
Palestinians slice a Devil Ray at a beach in Gaza City February 28, 2013. Gaza fishermen have caught more than 200 Devil Rays over the past two days, a rare haul that was proudly displayed on the beach before being carried off to market on donkey carts. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot (GAZA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
Food and Drink
Food and Drink 
Shark Fin Culture - 21 Jan 2013 
19 PICTURES 
HONGKONG
RTR3C1NQ 
January 02, 2013 
Shark fins, which cost between HK$2,880 ($369) and HK$3,580 ($459) per Chinese catty (1 pound), are on... 
Hong Kong, China 
Shark fins are on display inside a dried seafood store in Hong Kong 
Shark fins, which cost between HK$2,880 ($369) and HK$3,580 ($459) per Chinese catty (1 pound), are on display inside a dried seafood store in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
HONGKONG/
RTR3C1NK 
January 02, 2013 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2,... 
Hong Kong, China 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
HONGKONG
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January 02, 2013 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January... 
Hong Kong, China 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
HONGKONG
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January 02, 2013 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January... 
Hong Kong, China 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong 
Over ten thousand pieces of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
HONGKONG/
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January 02, 2013 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2,... 
Hong Kong, China 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong 
Workers lay out pieces of shark fin to dry on a rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong January 2, 2013. Local sales of the luxurious gourmet food have fallen in recent years due to its controversial nature, but activists demand a total shark fin ban in the city, labelled by some as the shark fin capital of the world. The fins were shipped from an unknown location and unloaded at a nearby pier to be dried on the rooftop. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) 
THAILAND/
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December 17, 2012 
A diver dressed in Santa Claus outfit swims next to leopard sharks at Siam Ocean World during the Christmas... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
A diver dressed in Santa Claus outfit swims next to a leopard sharks at Siam Ocean World in Bangkok 
A diver dressed in Santa Claus outfit swims next to leopard sharks at Siam Ocean World during the Christmas season in Bangkok December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/FISH
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December 13, 2012 
A Palestinian vendor holds a shark at a fish market in Gaza City December 13, 2012. The horizon of the... 
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories 
A Palestinian vendor holds a shark at a fish market in Gaza City 
A Palestinian vendor holds a shark at a fish market in Gaza City December 13, 2012. The horizon of the claustrophobic Gaza Strip stretches further out to sea after a bloody eight-day battle last month and its main market gleams with extra supplies of locally-caught fish. In a low-key move it has yet to acknowledge, Israel moved a naval blockade it imposed in 2009 back to six miles (10 km) from the Palestinian enclave's coast from three on Nov 23, two days after signing an Egypt-brokered truce with Gaza's Hamas rulers. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS FOOD SOCIETY) 
CANADA/
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December 06, 2012 
A dogfish shark is pictured on blood-stained ice aboard the Ocean Sunset commercial fishing boat in the... 
UCLUELET, Canada 
A dogfish shark is pictured on blood-stained ice aboard the Ocean Sunset commercial fishing boat in the... 
A dogfish shark is pictured on blood-stained ice aboard the Ocean Sunset commercial fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean off of Ucluelet, British Columbia June 24, 2012. The Ocean Sunset hunts sharks as well as other fish for their meat and fins. After the fishermen catch them, dogfish sharks are sent to a processing plant, the fins are removed and the body is skinned. The bellies are exported to Germany to be smoked for pub food, and the fins are sent to Asia, where they are used in shark fin soup - a delicacy in Chinese culture. Animal rights advocates criticise the shark fin harvest but others say that eating shark fins is an old cultural tradition. Picture taken June 24, 2012 REUTERS/Ben Nelms (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS FOOD SOCIETY)

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