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Greed for horns endangers white rhinos

2010-09-19 01:57:14 GMT2010-09-19 09:57:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Two White Rhinos await buyers in a pen at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, September 18, 2010. South Africa has suffered a huge increase in poaching of the endangered animals whose horns are prized as aphrodisiacs in Asia and elsewhere.(Reuters Photo)

Two White Rhinos await buyers in a pen at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, September 18, 2010. (Reuters Photo)

A White Rhino awaits buyers in a pen at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, September 18, 2010. (Reuters Photo)

South Africa has suffered a huge increase in poaching of the endangered animals whose horns are prized as aphrodisiacs in Asia and elsewhere.

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