June 15, 2018 17:05 IST

Shepherds guide sheep in Alpine crossing

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Sheep make their way in front of Hochjochferner glacier in the region of Tyrol, Austria. By the end of it, the 1,500 sheep reach their summer pastures in Oetztal - a 10-mile trek from one valley to another that has survived wars and outlasted empires. Sheep cross the alpine pass "Hochjoch" at 2,856 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol, Italy, June 9, 2018. Picture taken June 9, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A sign marks the border between Italy and Austria at the alpine pass "Hochjoch" at 2,856 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol, Italy, June 9, 2018. Picture taken June 9, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Sheep make their way up to the mountain shelter "Schoene Aussicht" (Bella Vista) at 2,842 meters above sea level, in the autonomous region of South Tyrol, Italy, June 9, 2018. Picture taken June 9, 2018. Credit: 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, Italy, June 9, 2018. Picture taken June 9, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Sheep make their way in front of Hochjochferner glacier in the region of Tyrol, Austria, June 9, 2018. Picture taken June 9, 2018. Credit: Reuters