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In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction

The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million

In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
A view of the 1,109-carat 'Lesedi la Rona': the largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in over a century, and the largest rough diamond in existence today, at Sothebys, New York, NY, on May 3, 2016. The 'Lesedi la Rona' will be auctioned at Sothebys London on 29 June 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
A model holds the 1,109 carat LESEDI LA RONA diamond May 4, 2016 at Sotheby's in New York. The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million USD. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
A model holds the 1,109 carat LESEDI LA RONA diamond May 4, 2016 at Sotheby's in New York. The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million USD. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
The 1,109-carat LESEDI LA RONA diamond is displayed May 4, 2016 at Sotheby's in New York. The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million USD. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
A view of the 1,109-carat 'Lesedi la Rona': the largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in over a century, and the largest rough diamond in existence today, at Sothebys, New York, NY, on May 3, 2016. The 'Lesedi la Rona' will be auctioned at Sothebys London on 29 June 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million. (Getty Images for Sotheby's)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
Members of the press take photos of the 1109-carat LESEDI LA RONA diamond displayed May 4, 2016 at Sotheby's in New York. The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million USD. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
Members of the press take photos of the 1109-carat LESEDI LA RONA diamond displayed May 4, 2016 at Sotheby's in New York. The rough diamond, uncovered in Botswana, southern Africa, last year estimated to be three billion years old, will be offered in a stand-alone auction in London on June 29, 2016, estimated to sell for in excess of $70 million USD. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
Guards stand next to the 1109-carat rough Lesedi La Rona diamond, the biggest rough diamond discovered in more than a century, at Sotheby's on May 04, 2016 in New York City. The stone was found by Lucara Diamond Corp. last year at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The diamond, which is nearly the size of a tennis ball at 66.4 x 55 x 42 mm and is believed to be about 2.5 billion to 3 billion years old, was named 'Our Light' in the local Tswana language. Lesedi La Rona will be offered at auction in London on June 29 and be on display at Sotheby's New York. The diamond could sell for $70 million or more. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
The 1109-carat rough Lesedi La Rona diamond, the biggest rough diamond discovered in more than a century, sits in a display case at Sotheby's on May 4, 2016 in New York City. The stone was found by Lucara Diamond Corp. last year at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The diamond, which is nearly the size of a tennis ball at 66.4 x 55 x 42mm and is believed to be about 2.5 billion to 3 billion years old, was named 'Our Light' in the local Tswana language. Lesedi La Rona will be offered at auction in London on June 29 and be on display at Sotheby's New York. The diamond could sell for $70 million or more. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World's largest rough diamond fails to sell at Sotheby's auction
A model poses with an uncut 1109-carat diamond named 'Lesedi La Rona', estimated to realise in excess of 70 million USD (49.5 million GBP, 62 million euro), at Sotheby's auction house in London, on June 14, 2016. The large gem-quality rough diamond will be offered in a stand-alone auction at Sotheby's in London on June 29. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)