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A girl embraces a panda bear sculpture in Berlin August 5, 2013. Marking the 50th anniversary of its existence, on Monday the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature  (WWF) environmental conservation organisation placed 1600 panda bear sculptures on front of Berlin's main train station to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO's mascot. There are currently 1600 panda bears alive in the wild, the organisation said in a press release.

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To mark its 50th birthday on Monday, the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) placed 1,600 panda bear sculptures in front of Berlin’s main train station – the number that remain in the wild – to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO’s mascot