WEEK IN PHOTOS: Giant Sausage, Night Queen, More

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Jilin Province, China, March 3, 2009--Move over, goldfish. Chickens are now among the most popular pets for Chinese children, such as the tot pictured above buying a chick in a bag from a vendor outside a primary school.

Like their aquatic counterparts, pet chickens don't have very long life expectancies, usually hanging on for just a few days or weeks. Some that survive only last long enough to become dinner, and a rare few remain in the household as pets.

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