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To go with 'Cambodia-environment-conservation-dolphins' by Michelle... News PhotoCambodia,Confiscated,Environmental Conservation,Environmental Issues,Horizontal,Kilometer,Mekong River,Office,Phnom Penh,Photography,River,ShowingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTo go with 'Cambodia-environment-conservation-dolphins' by Michelle Fitzpatrick This photo taken on December 6, 2012 shows Cambodian river guards show displaying confiscated gill nets at their office along the Mekong river in Kratie province, some 300 kilometers, northeast of Phnom Penh. Entanglement in gill nets -- vertical mesh nets left in the water for long periods -- is the main cause of death in adult Mekong dolphins, according to experts, who believe the grey mammals with distinctive blunt beaks are in imminent danger of extinction in the river. AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)