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Exceptions and Credits

  • The merkat cross photograph featured on the main page is copyrighted by Robin Simpson and is used with permission. The photograph was taken in Kirkby Longdale, England.
  • Photographs by Marjorie Manicke, Patrick Moore, Denise Leon and Andre Lubbe provided by stock.xchng, a community of photographers who generously offer their works to the public free of charge.
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