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Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep across Madrid
Shepherds halted at the old town hall so the chief herdsman could hand authorities 10 maravedies — copper coins first minted in the 11th century — as payment for the crossing
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Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat, bells clanking, its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - Children watch as shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A man and his child look at sheep crossing through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat, bells clanking, its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Revelers perform as shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Revelers perform as shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitals traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat its way past the citys most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep across Madrid

Shepherds halted at the old town hall so the chief herdsman could hand authorities 10 maravedies — copper coins first minted in the 11th century — as payment for the crossing

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