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Bavarian herders drive their cattle down from Alpine summer pastures

Matthias Schrader / AP

A young Bavarian herdswoman drives her beasts through the landscape during the return of the cattle from the summer pastures in the mountains near Bad Hindelang, southern Germany, on Sept. 11, 2012. At the end of the summer season, farmers move their herds down from the Alps to the winter pastures in the valley.

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Herdsmen rest during the return of the cattle from the summer pastures.

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A young herdswoman watches over the cattle.

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