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The best animal photos of October 11/1/2010

Nov. 1, 2010, 6:01 a.m.
Local herdsmen and their families in traditional dress drive their cows down the mountains during the Desalpe festival

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Desalpe Festival

Local herdsmen in traditional dress drive their cows down the mountains during the Desalpe festival in Etivaz, Switzerland, on Oct. 2.

The Desalpe is the customary annual procession in which cows make their way down to the plain at the beginning of autumn after more than four months of grazing on the Alpine pastures during the summer.