Otters embark for a bayou blessing in Cajun country

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Thomas Gonzales paddles his pirogue in the bayou at Delacroix Island, near New Orleans, with his pet otters, which he found as cubs after a hurricane hit the area. They were out just before the start of the Delacroix Island boat blessing, in which decorated vessels are blessed by a priest Photograph: AP

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