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'We will all be dead by then.' MATIDAISHE NZOU, a Zimbabwean who has lost five relatives to a cholera epidemic, on the news that President Robert Mugabe plans to hold new elections in 2011

'It's a symbol and a warning of how this year is going to be.' GERARDO PRIEGO TAPIA, Mexican Congressman, after masked gunmen attacked the country's top television station for reporting on local drug traffickers

'We can't fire our bears or furlough our sea lions.' JOHN CALVELLI, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, on the New York governor's plan to cut funding for zoos and aquariums

'It's hard to...

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