In this photo taken Feb. 23, 2011, a villager looks on as a wild elephant shows up in a village on the edge of Kaziranga National Park, in Kaziranga, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Gauhati, ... more 
In this photo taken Feb. 23, 2011, a villager looks on as a wild elephant shows up in a village on the edge of Kaziranga National Park, in Kaziranga, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Gauhati, India. Here, in India's northeast state of Assam, is one of the hottest frontlines of a heart-rending, escalating conflict. It is waged daily in villages, fields and plantations of 13 countries across Asia where forests and grasslands continue to shrivel, igniting a turf war between one-time friends: land-hungry man and a simply hungry Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Altaf Qadri
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 12:31 PM EDT