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Turtle rescue

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Veterinarians operate on a Galapagos green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassisi), an endangered species, to extract a fishhook from its esophagus in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday. Surgery was also performed on another Galapagos green turtle with a head injury. Both turtles were rescued by volunteers at La Costa del Sol beach, 45 miles south of San Salvador, after spawning.

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