Image of Asia: Wild elephant on the run in India

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In this photo by Anupam Nath, a wild male elephant that got separated from his herd halts traffic on the outskirts of the Indian city of Gauhati in the eastern state of Assam. There were no injuries reported Thursday as the elephant crossed a highway, wandered the streets and got himself extracted from a muddy pit, then found his way back into the hills. Wild animals have been increasingly straying into cities as a result of urban development and human encroachment close to forests.

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