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By Petros Karadjias And Menelaos Hadjicostis The Associated Press

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

LARA BEACH, Cyprus — For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years.

Against the setting sun, the tiny turtles that have just hatched on Lara Beach strain against the surf to reach the Mediterranean Sea and embark on their life’s journey.