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Tiger attack survivor Tarubala Mandol, 30, stands for a portrait at her home on Gosaba island, Sundarban, West Bengal, India, on 18th January, 2012. 1.5 years ago, she was pounced on by a waiting tiger outside her home. She survived as the tiger was chased away and tranquilized when it hid in the forest goddess Bono Debi/Bono Bibi temple nearby. Tigers have been known to swim, sometimes underwater, to the village to hunt humans. A successful Royal Bengal tiger breeding program has increased their numbers but decreased the number of husbands. There are now an estimated 3,000 widows in the villages where their husbands, have been killed by tigers. Photo by Suzanne Lee for The National (online byline: Photo by Szu for The National)