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Cute Critters That Will Make You Smile

See the animals who stole the show this week.

From a high-flying peacock to a baby turtle's first taste of the ocean, here's your weekly fix of animal photos from around the world. (Pictured: A sleepy kitty lounges in a garden in Dortmund, Germany.)

YOGA BEAR Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images YOGA BEAR A brown bear enjoys an afternoon stretch at the Madrid Zoo. WORLD'S LARGEST BACKSCRATCHER NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images WORLD'S LARGEST BACKSCRATCHER A horse lounges in the sun in the Netherlands. FLY THE COOP FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images FLY THE COOP A peacock who lives at the United Nations offices in Geneva roams the grounds of Ariana Park. RELEASE THE HOUNDS Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images RELEASE THE HOUNDS A pack of hounds tracks down a scent during the annual Southdown & Eridge Hunt in Godstone, England. SOLO STRETCH Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images SOLO STRETCH A meerkat sunbathes at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire, England. PARTNER STRETCH YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images PARTNER STRETCH A dog keeps guard as his best friend stretches on the Malecon boardwalk in Havana, Cuba. THE BEE'S KNEES PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images THE BEE'S KNEES A bee collects pollen from a cherry tree in Merkendorf, Germany. LIP SMACKER Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images LIP SMACKER A Devon Rex cat is seen during the SofistiCat Feline Beauty Contest in Bucharest, Romania. BULLSEYE Anadolu Agency/Getty Images BULLSEYE A German Shepherd in training at the Gendarme Horse and Dog Training Center in Nevsehir, Turkey. THE DEEP END STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images THE DEEP END A penguin swims by a young explorer at the Paris Zoological Park. GIMME SHELLTER ASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images GIMME SHELLTER A newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtle makes its way to the sea Odisha, India. SHOW PONY PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images SHOW PONY Horses check their reflection in a puddle at the Grand National Festival horse race in Liverpool, England.