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In pictures: the history of giant pandas in the UK

In December 1938, five giant pandas were smuggled out of China to England. Four of them were bought by London Zoo. Photographer Bert Hardy’s son, Mike Hardy, poses for a phot with Ming one of the pandas at London Zoo.<br><br>

Picture: BERT HARDY/GETTY IMAGES
In December 1938, five giant pandas were smuggled out of China to England. Four of them were bought by London Zoo. Photographer Bert Hardy’s son, Mike Hardy, poses for a phot with Ming one of the pandas at London Zoo.

Picture: BERT HARDY/GETTY IMAGES
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