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Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec, March 25, 2009--A hunter runs toward a harp seal near Quebec's Iles de la Madeleine during Canada's controversial annual seal hunt.

The federal government set a quota of 338,200 seals for the 2009 hunt, an uptick of 5,000 compared with 2008.

In Paris on Thursday, animal rights activists protested the hunt, distributing flyers and brandishing Canada's maple leaf flags printed with the word "shame," the Associated Press reported.

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—Photograph by Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press via AP
 
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