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Amazon Jaguar Shot Dead after Olympic Torch Ceremony

A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center after a soldier fired a single pistol shot when the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. "We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and...

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