9 Apr. 2015
Head veterinary surgeon Hulya Hartoka stitches the leg of a race horse following keyhole surgery to remove bone fragments at Veliefendi equine hospital in Istanbul April 6, 2015. A state-of-the-art hospital for hundreds of horses run by the Jockey Club of Turkey at Istanbul's Veliefendi racecourse is the country's oldest and biggest. Grooms and trainers at the equine clinic work with vets and nurses while owners hope their prize runners, often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, will recover quickly and then run faster still. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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