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May 13, 2012 Barn owl chicks sit in a box in Israel's Beit Shean Valley, near the border with Jordan. The chicks are the product of a joint Israeli-Jordanian project launched in 2002 to use barn owls as biological pesticides. Seven chicks, including the four pictured, were born after farmers in both countries put out nesting boxes in their fields to encourage breeding. Baz Ratner/Reuters Buy Photo