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Whale Graveyard (2 of 3)

Caption: In this photo, Chilean and Smithsonian paleontologists study several fossil whale skeletons at Cerro Ballena next to the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama Region of Chile in 2011.

Credit: Adam Metallo/Smithsonian Institution

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