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Whopping baby whooping cranes, now almost as tall as their 5-foot parents (Crip, second from right, and Josephine), strut about Audubon Park Zoo enclosure in New Orleans. Chick at right is 55 days old; other 52. Previously, oldest whooper born in captivity lived only 45 days.

Monstrous Rocky Marciano, former world heavyweight champion (note girth), takes a plunge with Ellen Gottleib at Miami Beach.

Mighty 60-pound striped bass, largest of the surf-casting season, is hefted ashore at Cape Cod by Manny Lima Jr., Raynham, Mass.

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