Scientists prepare to lift tusk from Seattle pit

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A mammoth tusk sits under a blue tarp, center, after paleontologists spent the night excavating and preparing it for removal as construction work continues around it, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Seattle. The tusk appears to be the largest and most intact mammoth fossil ever found in the Seattle area. Scientists at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture date the fossil to at least 16,000 years ago when ice swept through the Seattle area. Extraction efforts continued Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)