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Hong Kong starts destruction of nearly 30 tonnes of ivory

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May 15, 2014
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Hong Kong begins destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers, in the world's largest such operation. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP


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