03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

India: As Commonwealth Games Approach, Delhi Targets Its Donkeys

NEW DELHI, India -- At the impromptu stables near Jawarhalal Nehru Marg, on the outskirts of Old Delhi -- the Indian capital's 400-year-old core -- a group of men in salwar kameez and skullcaps are seated cross-legged in the straw playing cards. A line of stubby-legged ponies and donkeys stretches along the stone wall. The animals ruminate placidly as cars, trucks and auto-rickshaws, horns blaring, race past on the adjacent road.

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