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PHOTO GALLERY: Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas


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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, a baby mountain gorilla is held by its mother, on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda (AP)
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, a baby mountain gorilla clings to the back of its mother as she forages for food, on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda (AP)
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, a baby mountain gorilla clings to the back of its mother, on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda (AP)
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, a baby mountain gorilla clings to the back of its mother, right, as a male silverback, left, sits next to them on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda (AP)
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Guests dressed in traditional attire walk around gorilla mascots before the start of the annual mountain gorilla naming ceremony, also known as "Kwita Izina", in Kinigi town, Rwanda, September 5, 2015 (Reuters)
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Guests dressed in traditional attire walk around gorilla mascots before the start of the annual mountain gorilla naming ceremony, also known as "Kwita Izina", in Kinigi town, Rwanda, September 5, 2015 (Reuters)
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People wave the Rwandan national flag as they follow proceedings at the annual mountain gorilla naming ceremony, also known as "Kwita Izina", in Kinigi town, Rwanda, September 5, 2015 (Reuters)
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Youths dressed in gorilla costumes to represent the newly-named gorillas, entertain the crowd by mimicking the animals' behaviour, at a baby gorilla naming ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 (AP)
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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame waves to the crowd before speaking at a baby gorilla naming ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 (AP)
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Rwanda has named 24 baby mountain gorillas in an annual naming ceremony that reflects the African country's efforts to protect the endangered animals, which attract large numbers of foreign tourists to the volcano-studded forests where they live. 

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