Picture of the Day: A 40-Foot Shark Lands in Pakistan

By Massoud Hayoun
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AP

Pakistani fish monger Qasim Khan purchased this 40-foot whale shark, discovered dead off Karachi coastline, according to the AP.

Khan was charging visitors 22 cents to see the sea beast until policemen told him that national fishery authorities ruled that viewings should be free.

Khan told the police he was just trying to recover costs, after purchasing the giant creature for $2,200.

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