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'Dancing in light, shimmering.. like a giant diorama made from mother-of-pearl… was Lake Baikal'
Mike Carter, The Observer, 2009

Locals shocked as slain bear cub tethered to rope and pulled through town by quad bike

Investigation underway into why 'peaceful' bear was shot by police on Sakhalin island, and whether its gallbladder was extracted for black market sale.

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