Customs agents hold ivory tusks which will be pulverized into dust during the exhibition of around three tonnes of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris ... more 
Customs agents hold ivory tusks which will be pulverized into dust during the exhibition of around three tonnes of illegal ivory seized by French customs agents in front of the Eiffel tower 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 10:27 AM EST