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A Pakistani child carries an ailing peacock

Photo: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images

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Sick peacocks

A Pakistani child carries an ailing peacock on Aug. 1 in the village of Buphohar located in Pakistan's Thar desert.

 

Dozens of wild peacocks have died suddenly in the area, stoking fears that it may be an outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease.