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Spiderwebs shroud trees in Pakistan's Sindh Province. After a 2010 flood inundated a fifth of the country, spiders sought refuge in the branches, where their webs snared malaria-carrying mosquitoes. | Courtesy of the Department for International Development/Russell Watkins

"Well, you can't talk," said Charlotte. "You have your meals brought to you in a pail. . . . And furthermore . . . do you realize that if I didn't catch bugs and eat them, bugs would increase and multiply and get so numerous that they'd destroy the earth, wipe out everything?" "Really?" said Wilbur. "I wouldn't want that to happen."
—from Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White

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