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Jun 13, 2018

Shepherds guide sheep in Alpine crossing

Shepherds guide sheep in Alpine crossing

Shepherds lead 1,500 sheep across a 10-mile centuries old alpine crossing.

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Sheep make their way in front of Hochjochferner glacier in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep and their lambs have a break on their way down to "Rofenberg" pasture in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep make their way down to "Rofenberg" pasture in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A backbone of a sheep is seen on the path to "Rofenberg" pasture located at 2,400 meters above sea level in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep cross a bridge on their way to "Rofenberg" pasture located at 2,400 meters above sea level in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep cross a bridge on their way to "Rofenberg" pasture located at 2,400 meters above sea level in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A sheep and a lamb wait inside an enclosure during sunrise in Kurzras LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep and lambs make their way out of an enclosure in Kurzras LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep and lambs wait inside an enclosure during sunrise in Kurzras LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep make their way past a rocky path up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A shepherd guides sheep across a snow field on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Shepherds guide sheep across a snow field up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep and lambs wait inside an enclosure during sunrise in Kurzras LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep cross a snow field on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep cross a snow field on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A shepherd climbs a fence as sheep and lambs make their way out of an enclosure in the village of Kurzras LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A shepherd guides sheep on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep make their way up to the mountain shelter "Schoene Aussicht" (Bella Vista) in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep and their shepherds have a break at the mountain shelter "Schoene Aussicht" (Bella Vista) in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep have a break in front of Hochjochferner glacier at 2,842 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Shepherd Johann Niedermaier, 86, arrives at mountain shelter "Schoene Aussicht" (Bella Vista) in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep cross the alpine pass "Hochjoch" at 2,856 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A sign marks the border between Italy and Austria at the alpine pass "Hochjoch" in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Sheep make their way down the alpine pass "Hochjoch" after crossing the border to Austria in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A sheep grazes at the summer pasture "Rofenberg" located at 2,400 meters above sea level in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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Shepherd Hugo Gurschler, 62, watches sheep at the summer pasture "Rofenberg" in the region of Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A shepherd guides sheep across a snow field on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" at 2,856 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A shepherd guides sheep across a snow field on their way up to the alpine pass "Hochjoch" at 2,856 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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