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Pictured: Is that Cecil the Lion on the Empire State Building?

Published 03/08/2015 | 16:54

An image of Cecil the lion is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
An image of Cecil the lion is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People watch as an image of an animal as it is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People watch as an image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People watch as images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People watch as an image is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
A dog passes by as people watch images being projected onto the Empire State Building, as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Images are projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Large images of endangered species are projected on the south facade of The Empire State Building, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
An image of an animal is projected onto the Empire State Building as part of an endangered species projection to raise awareness, in New York August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Large images of endangered species are projected on the south facade of The Empire State Building, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Large images of endangered species are projected on the south facade of The Empire State Building, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Large images of endangered species are projected on the south facade of The Empire State Building, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Large images of endangered species are projected on the south facade of The Empire State Building, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Is that Cecil the Lion on the Empire State Building?

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Zimbabwe's most-famed lion, who was controversially killed by American dentist Dr Walter Palmer last week, has been projected onto the Empire State building in New York.

The lion's death has sparked an international outcry with many calling for Mr Palmer to be extradited to Africa to face charges.

This weekend, large images of endangered species were projected onto the south facade of New York's famous building.

The large scale projections are in part inspired by and produced by the filmmakers of an upcoming documentary called 'Racing Extinction.'.

Meanwhile, authorities in Zimbabwe have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in the area while it investigates the shooting of Cecil.

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