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A Maori elder (C) blesses dead body of a 15 metre sperm whale lies on a Paraparaumu beach on the Kapiti Coast on January 16, 2013 before it is cut up and removed. Hundreds of people gathered to see the whale which was washed up on the beach overnight after it died. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
16 Jan 2013
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