Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through downtown Madrid, defending centuries-old rights

The Associated Press

By Harold Heckle

Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid’s streets on Sunday 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 capital’s traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat _ bells clanking _ its way past the city’s most emblematic locations. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)



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