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[Photos] 2017 photos of 'Big Cats' on World Lions Day

[Photos] 2017 photos of 'Big Cats' on World Lions Day

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Every August 10 is celebrated as ‘World Lion Day,’ – a day set aside to highlight the importance of the animals referred to as big cats.

We sample five top photos of lions that have been shared this year by Reuters.

A lion stand near two lionesses in the grassland of the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya May 12, 2017.

Lions play in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, March 18, 2017.

Kenya Wildlife Services veterinarians monitor a tranquilised 5-year-old lioness named Nyala after setting up a radio collar on her neck to track her pride’s movements at the Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya January 23, 2017.

A lion stands in the grassland during the setting up of a radio collar on the neck of a lioness at the Nairobi National Park near Kenya’s capital Nairobi, January 23, 2017

A lion drinks water in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, March 18, 2017