BIRTSMORTON, United Kingdom
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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