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Living on the edge: The Middle East's most endangered animals

By Dean Irvine, CNN
June 9, 2014 -- Updated 1641 GMT (0041 HKT)
Even the most inhospitable areas of the Middle East are home to some amazing wildlife. However, many species in the region are on the brink of extinction. We look at some of the animals struggling for survival and classified as "critically endangered" according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Click on the images to find out more, and share your wildlife photos on iReport.

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