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Flaco, a Eurasian eagle owl who escaped from Central Park Zoo, is seen on the sidewalk on 5th Avenue in New York City Thursday night. Twitter/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Video of Amy Cooper calling the police Monday on a man has gone viral on social media. The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Most people in the United States live in cities. And most people who live in urban areas primarily get outside by going to city parks. Climate change is putting pressure on people and parks alike. On a warm night in Washington, D.C. neighbors gather to put on their own July fireworks display. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Yuri Kochiyama speaks at an anti-war demonstration in New York City's Central Park around 1968. Courtesy of the Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center hide caption

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Video of Amy Cooper calling the police on a man went viral on social media last year. The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Video of Amy Cooper calling the police on a Black man went viral on social media this summer. The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR

The Manhattan district attorney says he will prosecute Amy Cooper, who called police after a black man asked her to leash her dog in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper/AP hide caption

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Video of Amy Cooper calling the police Monday on a man has gone viral on social media. The man says he asked Cooper to put her dog on a leash in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Christian Cooper via Facebook/Screenshot by NPR

White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park Has Been Fired

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Volunteers from the relief organization Samaritan's Purse set up an emergency field hospital in New York's Central Park on Monday. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of surgeon J. Marion Sims is taken down from its pedestal in Central Park on Tuesday. A New York City panel decided to move the controversial statue after outcry, because many of Sims' medical breakthroughs came from experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Public Theater's production of Julius Caesar in New York's Central Park features a titular character who wears a Donald Trump-like costume and is stabbed to death onstage. Verena Dobnik/AP hide caption

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Tom Hanks walked the red carpet at the premiere of Sully in Los Angeles on Sept. 8. He also walked into a couple's wedding pics in Central Park recently. Rich Fury/AP hide caption

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2 Couples In Love Attract Attention

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Actually, he loves charity work: Filmmaker (and charity activist) Richard Curtis (left) poses with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special adviser Amina J. Mohammed. Kena Betancur/Getty Images for Global Goals hide caption

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