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Picture of the day: China's retired NBA star Yao Ming... and a panda

What’s not to love about this giant of the hardwood giggling with a bear in his lap?

SO, WHO ORDERED the picture of Chinese basketball great Yao Ming laughing with a panda in his lap then? Here you go…

The former Houston Rockets centre is a conservation advocate; the picture was taken earlier in Panda Valley natural reserve in Dujiangyan city, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province.

Pic: /AP/Press Association Images

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