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People watch the fossilized remains of dinosaur skeletons on display during a repatriation ceremony at the United States Attorney's Office of Southern District in New York July 10, 2014. U.S. authorities on Thursday agreed to ship the remains of 18 dinosaurs back to Mongolia after finding the smuggled fossils during a criminal investigation. The dinosaur remains, all between 68 million and 80 million years old, were looted from sites in the Gobi desert. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Smuggled dinosaur fossils headed home to Mongolia from New York

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NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Thursday agreed to ship the remains of 18 dinosaurs back to Mongolia after finding the smuggled fossils during a criminal investigation.

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The dinosaur remains, all between 68 million and 80 million years old, were looted from sites in the Gobi desert.

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