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Fragrant name for baby panda unveiled by Tokyo governor

TOKYO Tokyo's newest baby panda, who is just beginning to crawl and has now lived long enough to get a name, will be called "Xiang Xiang," to evoke the image of petals unfurling, the governor of the Japanese capital, Yuriko Koike, said on Monday.

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