Around three tonnes of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents are pulverized into dust after being displayed in Paris February 6, 2014 as part of an Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of... more 
Around three tonnes of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents are pulverized into dust after being displayed in Paris February 6, 2014 as part of an Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks. The destruction of the ivory, confiscated over two decades, is intended to send a message to poachers and traffickers and in accordance to the action to the French government to fight poaching of endangered species. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW ANIMALS POLITICS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 10:31 AM EST