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Britain's Pigeon Fanciers - 03 Aug 2012
Britain's Pigeon Fanciers - 03 Aug 2012
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August 30, 2012
Racing pigeons are seen being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick...
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Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
Racing pigeons are seen being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 30, 2012
A pigeon is pictured at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern...
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An entry in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool
A pigeon is pictured at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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August 30, 2012
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens...
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Steward Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool...
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken Jaunary 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
A judge examines an entry in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool,...
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A judge examines an entry in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show in Blackpool
A judge examines an entry in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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August 29, 2012
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Steward Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool...
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
A man walks past entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern...
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A man walks past entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show in Blackpool
A man walks past entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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August 30, 2012
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens...
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Steward Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show in Blackpool
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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August 29, 2012
Members of the public veiw entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool,...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Members of the public veiw entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool...
Members of the public veiw entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012.The show in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including USA and China with an expected 35,00 visitors over the weekend. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
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August 29, 2012
Steward Brian Harrison looks at entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens...
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Steward Harrison looks at entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool...
Steward Brian Harrison looks at entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
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August 29, 2012
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Steward Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool...
Steward Brian Harrison examines entries at the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show which is in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including the U.S. and China, and expects 35,000 visitors over the weekend. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
Rosettes for winners are seen in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool,...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Rosettes for winners are seen in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show in Blackpool
Rosettes for winners are seen in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012.The show in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including USA and China with an expected 35,00 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

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August 30, 2012
German judges Michael Mahr (L) and Christof Klinger (2nd L) pick the supreme champion from entries in...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Judges Mahr and Klinger pick the supreme champion from entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show...
German judges Michael Mahr (L) and Christof Klinger (2nd L) pick the supreme champion from entries in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012. The show in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including USA and China with an expected 35,00 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Pigeon fancier Norman Perry of Port Talbot, Wales poses for photographers with his Supreme Champion winner...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Pigeon fancier Norman Perry poses with his Supreme Champion winner in the annual Homing Pigeon World...
Pigeon fancier Norman Perry of Port Talbot, Wales poses for photographers with his Supreme Champion winner in the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England January 21, 2012.The show in its 40th year has 4,000 entries from around the world including USA and China with an expected 35,00 visitors over the weekend. Picture taken January 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
The last racing pigeon flies off after they were released from their racing boxes to start their flight...
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A pigeon flies off after being released from its racing boxes to start their flight from Alnwick to their...
The last racing pigeon flies off after they were released from their racing boxes to start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside, northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Tony Meek poses for photographs after releasing 2,500 racing pigeons from their racing boxes on a flight...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Meek poses after releasing 2,500 racing pigeons from their racing boxes on a flight from Alnwick to their...
Tony Meek poses for photographs after releasing 2,500 racing pigeons from their racing boxes on a flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Meek, a former racehorse jockey, believes pigeons find their way using the sun and will sometimes wait several days for the right weather conditions before releasing his pigeons for a race. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
A racing pigeon waits to be released from its racing box before starting his flight from Alnwick to its...
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A racing pigeon waits to be released before starting his flight from Alnwick to its home loft across...
A racing pigeon waits to be released from its racing box before starting his flight from Alnwick to its home loft across Yorkshire and Humberside, northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas poses at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012. Topcliffe...
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Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas poses at her loft in Knayton
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas poses at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012. Topcliffe club secretary Adwas has been racing since 1996 and spends 15 hours a week on her 100 pigeons. Over recent years, the club has dwindled to just nine members. Picture taken August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas releases a pigeon at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012....
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Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas releases a pigeon at her loft in Knayton
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas releases a pigeon at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012. Topcliffe club secretary Adwas has been racing since 1996 and spends 15 hours a week on her 100 pigeons. Over recent years, the club has dwindled to just nine members. Picture taken August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas feeds birds at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012. Topcliffe...
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Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas feeds birds at her loft in Knayton
Pigeon fancier Katie Adwas feeds birds at her loft in Knayton, northern England August 21, 2012. Topcliffe club secretary Adwas has been racing since 1996 and spends 15 hours a week on her 100 pigeons. Over recent years the club has dwindled to just nine members. Picture taken August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012....
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A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
A racing pigeon is being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England...
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A racing pigeon is being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012....
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A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Boxed racing pigeons are prepared for loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August...
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Boxed racing pigeons are prepared for loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Boxed racing pigeons are prepared for loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012....
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A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is being loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 29, 2012
Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August...
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Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for ?100 each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles taking the winning bird around 4-5 hours with prize money totalling ?55,000 and the winner recieving ?20,000. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
Racing pigeons wait to be loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012....
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Racing pigeons wait to be loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Racing pigeons wait to be loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 29, 2012
Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August...
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Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Racing pigeons are boxed before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for ?100 each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles taking the winning bird around 4-5 hours with prize money totalling ?55,000 with the winner recieving ?20,000. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 29, 2012
A racing pigeon is scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August...
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A racing pigeon is scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for ?100 each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles taking the winning bird around 4-5 hours with prize money totalling ?55,000 with the winner recieving ?20,000. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 29, 2012
A racing pigeon are loaded into a van before the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August...
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A racing pigeon are loaded for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon are loaded into a van before the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for ?100 each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles taking the winning bird around 4-5 hours with prize money totalling ?55,000 with the winner recieving ?20,000. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 29, 2012
A racing pigeon is seen being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England...
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A racing pigeon is seen being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
A racing pigeon is seen being scanned before loading for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for ?100 each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles taking the winning bird around 4-5 hours with prize money totalling ?55,000 the winner recieving ?20,000 REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
Employees box and load racing pigeons for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25,...
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Employees box and load racing pigeons for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Employees box and load racing pigeons for the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 25, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey cleans out his loft at his home in Harrogate, northern England February...
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Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey cleans out his loft at his home in Harrogate
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey cleans out his loft at his home in Harrogate, northern England February 26, 2012. Ramsey who grew up racing pigeons with his father became the first person in Harrogate to win the Queens Cup last year after an 11 hour race. Picture taken February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 29, 2012
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey pictured with his family at his home in Harrogate in northern England February...
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Queens Cup winner Ramsey pictured with his family at his home in Harrogate
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey pictured with his family at his home in Harrogate in northern England February 26, 2012. Ramsey who grew up racing pigeons with his father became the first person in Harrogate to win the cup last year after an 11 hour race. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey poses at his home in Harrogate, northern England February 26, 2012. Ramsey...
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Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey poses at his home in Harrogate
Queens Cup winner Ian Ramsey poses at his home in Harrogate, northern England February 26, 2012. Ramsey who grew up racing pigeons with his father became the first person in Harrogate to win the cup last year after an 11 hour race. Picture taken February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
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Racing pigeons start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
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Racing pigeons start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 28, 2012
Racing pigeons are seen being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Racing pigeons are seen being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick...
Racing pigeons are seen being released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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August 30, 2012
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Racing pigeons start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 30, 2012
Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central...
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Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 26, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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August 29, 2012
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central...
BIRTSMORTON, United Kingdom
Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton
Pigeon owners react as the first pigeons arrive back during the One Loft race at Birtsmorton, central England August 26, 2012. 1200 pigeons are entered in the loft during March for £100 ($160) each and then trained by loft keeper Jeremy Davies. The race from Hexham to Birtsmorton is 203 miles (327 km), taking the winning bird around 4 to 5 hours with prize money totalling £55,000 ($87,000) and the winner receiving £20,000 ($31,600). Picture taken August 26, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their...
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Racing pigeons start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside
Racing pigeons are released from their racing boxes as they start their flight from Alnwick to their home lofts across Yorkshire and Humberside in northern England April 21, 2012. Picture taken April 21, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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