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In pictures: Humpback whale trapped on B.C. beach dies

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People crowd around a beached whale, believed to be a humpback, on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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By 7:30 a.m., a crowd had formed around it, uncertain of its condition. Some volunteers splashed buckets of water on the whale in efforts to help.

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A person examines the dead beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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Residents along the sandy tidal flats, about 45 kilometres south of Vancouver, spotted the whale as the tide receded.

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Crowds gather at a beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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By 8 a.m., staff from Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre had arrived and confirmed it was dead.

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Crowds gather at a beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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People take pictures of the dead beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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A person touches the dead beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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Flowers placed on a dead beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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Crowds make their way to see a beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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Flowers placed on a dead beached whale on White Rock Beach, in White Rock June 12, 2012.

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