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Germans race horse-drawn carts through tidal mudflats

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Riders compete in the traditonal Duhner Wattrennen mudflats horse race in Cuxhaven, northern Germany on Sunday. More than 30,000 spectators were expected to attend the six-hour spectacle.

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Jockey Dirk Jan Hofer is covered with mud after his race on 'Amazing Boy' at the Duhnen tideland races in Duhnen near Cuxhaven.

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Participants of the Duhnen tideland race speed on their sulkies through the mud in Duhnen near Cuxhaven, northern German.

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A participant of the Duhnen tideland race trots with his horse through the mud in Duhnen near Cuxhaven.

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