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Loving the Lens: Preening Panda Poses for Pictures

Image: China's panda in Malaysia
Eight-year-old Xing Xing entertains the crowds at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Xing Xing is one of two Chinese pandas on a ten-year loan to Malaysia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Xing Xing was formerly known as Fu Wa but he was renamed in a national contest. AHMAD YUSNI / EPA

Eight-year-old Xing Xing entertained the crowds at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. Xing Xing is one of two Chinese pandas loaned for ten years to Malaysia to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The panda was formerly known as Fu Wa but in an announcement made Wednesday he and his partner were renamed as Xing Xing (prosperity) and Liang Liang (pretty) following a national naming contest.