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Gabon burns 5 tons ivory

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Gabonese President Ali Bongo set fire to nearly five tons of illegal ivory worth $9.3 million as part of an attempt to deter poaching.
Gabon burns 5 tons ivory

Gabonese President Ali Bongo (C) gets ready to set fire to five tons of ivory worth $9.3 million on June 27, 2011 in Libreville to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants.