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A nine-year-old Indian snake charmer Raju holds a cobra around his... News Photo8-9 Years,Animal,Charming,Cobra,Holding,Human Interest,India,Jammu and Kashmir,People,Snake,Srinagar,Summer,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Yawar NazirSRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - AUGUST 18: A nine-year-old Indian snake charmer Raju holds a cobra around his neck on August 18, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, India. Indian snake charmers have been performing for hundreds of years and making their livelihood by taming snakes. The snake charmers are fighting for their survival amid stringent wildlife protection laws. Since a government ban in 1990s the Wildlife Protection Act (1972) was implemented their trade is now nearly extinct. The Act bars people from using wild animals commercially or turning them into pets, including bans on performances with live snakes. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)