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Spanish villagers partake in Shearing of the Beasts

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A horse rears its head as it's rounded up on the eve of the Rapa Das Bestas or "Shearing of the Beasts" festival on July 6, 2012 in Sabucedo, Spain.

During the first weekend of July hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia as part of a 400-year-old festival call Rapa das Bestas or “Shearing of the Beasts.”

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A villager rounds up wild horses on the hills of Sabucedo, Spain during the Rapa das Bestas on July 6, 2012.

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Participants grab a wild horse during Rapa das Bestas in Sabucedo, Spain on July 6, 2012.

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A participant of Rapa das Bestas cuts off the mane of a wild horse in Sabucedo, Spain on July 6, 2012.

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