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Oct. 23, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
Spring in Australia means shearing sheep

Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

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Shearing sheep

Sheep stand in a paddock as the sun rises on Oct. 19 before the start of spring shearing at Cherry Hill Pastoral Company property in Uralla, Australia. After a sheep is sheared, the shorn fleece is tossed on a table where it is skirted and rolled before it is classed, sorted and pressed.