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If you head over to #RSPB Otmoor this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for brown hare. The grass has been cut ready for next year's breeding season so they're much easier to see at this time of year #nature #wildlife

from Telegraph.co.uk

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

Only the fifth set of mountain gorilla twins ever to be reported in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain gorilla is officially listed as critically endangered. This image by Diana Rebman was in the running for the 2013 Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.

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from BBC News

12 Years a Slave: Who was Solomon Northup?

12 Years a Slave: Who was Solomon Northup? There were always those who claimed Northup's tale was an exaggeration, written as anti-slavery propaganda. "After he was freed, there is documentation of his attempt to secure legal redress against his kidnappers. It was a bitter experience for him because in the nation's capital, Washington DC, Solomon's colour meant he wasn't allowed to testify. So the court case got nowhere but the paperwork is now a big help to historians."