Week in Photos: Stromboli Eruption, Record Ivory Seizure, Holi Festival, More

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Osaka, Japan, March 1, 2007—Approximately three tons of ivory were confiscated on March 1, 2007, a record amount for Japan, which is a major destination for elephant tusks on the black market.

The ivory—believed to have been taken from approximately 130 African elephants—was discovered while being unloaded from a freighter in Osaka Nanko Port in August 2006.

Two suspected smugglers have been arrested.

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