Sheep show in China’s Tibet

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Herdsmen drive a flock of sheep down the hill in Zhexia Township of Bainang County in Xigaze, southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2019. Sheep show, or sheep counting, is a traditional activity at pastoral areas in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, during which herdsmen showcase and count the number of their sheep. They will also pick out and eulogize their bellwethers in a symbolic gesture to pray for good growth of livestock in the next year. (Photo by Sun Fei/Xinhua)

Sheep show in China’s Tibet

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Photo taken on Sept. 9, 2019 shows the scene of sheep counting ceremony in Zhexia Township of Bainang County in Xigaze, southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region. Sheep show, or sheep counting, is a traditional activity at pastoral areas in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, during which herdsmen showcase and count the number of their sheep. They will also pick out and eulogize their bellwethers in a symbolic gesture to pray for good growth of livestock in the next year. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Sheep show in China’s Tibet

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A herdsman catches a bellwether during the sheep show in Zhexia Township of Bainang County in Xigaze, southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2019. Sheep show, or sheep counting, is a traditional activity at pastoral areas in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, during which herdsmen showcase and count the number of their sheep. They will also pick out and eulogize their bellwethers in a symbolic gesture to pray for good growth of livestock in the next year. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Sheep show in China’s Tibet

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A herdsman scatters highland barley to pray for blessings as flocks of sheep enter the stadium for the sheep show in Zhexia Township of Bainang County in Xigaze, southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2019. Sheep show, or sheep counting, is a traditional activity at pastoral areas in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, during which herdsmen showcase and count the number of their sheep. They will also pick out and eulogize their bellwethers in a symbolic gesture to pray for good growth of livestock in the next year. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Sheep show in China’s Tibet

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Herdsmen eulogize a bellwether during the sheep show in Zhexia Township of Bainang County in Xigaze, southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 9, 2019. Sheep show, or sheep counting, is a traditional activity at pastoral areas in southwest China`s Tibet Autonomous Region, during which herdsmen showcase and count the number of their sheep. They will also pick out and eulogize their bellwethers in a symbolic gesture to pray for good growth of livestock in the next year. (Photo by Sun Fei/Xinhua)