... It's Turtle Day around the world. Here, a Flower Box turtle (a species native to the tropical forests of South East Asia) basks in the sun at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday. World Turtle Day was established as an effort to protect the number of turtle species that have become critically endangered due to their popularity in the food and traditional medicine trade. So, hug your turtle today -- and then go out and vote. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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