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Police stand guard as five tons of contraband ivory tusks and trinkets are burned during the African Elephant Law Enforcement Day at Kenya's Tsavo West National Park on July 20.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Burning ivory contraband

Police stand guard as five tons of elephant tusks and ivory trinkets are burned during the African Elephant Law Enforcement Day at Kenya's Tsavo West National Park on July 20.

Confiscated in Singapore, the ivory contraband was reportedly worth more than $16 million on the black market. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, who personally lit the pile on fire, said the blaze should "demonstrate to the world our determination to eliminate all forms of illegal trade in ivory."