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Polish Village Shares Its Rooftops With Storks

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August 28, 2013
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The village of Zywkowo in Poland is home to 20 people -- and 120 storks. The migrating birds arrive en masse during the summer, making the little northern hamlet Poland's Stork Capital.


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