A piper leads officials and riders as they arrive for an open-air service of remembrance and dedication...
A piper leads officials and riders as they arrive for an open-air service of remembrance and dedication at the Flodden Memorial in Branxton, Northern England September 5, 2013. Riders took part on horseback in relays between Border towns, carrying a flag during an event to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, a bloody defeat of the Scottish by the English that took place in 1513, claiming thousands of lives. Signs of ancient conflict - from centuries-old fortifications to historic battlefields - score the landscape around the English-Scottish border. But many living in the region lead lives straddling both sides, and express practical concerns about the possibility of a more formal split between the two nations in the event of a yes vote in next year's referendum on Scottish independence, which will be held on September 18, 2014. Picture taken September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL POLITICS ANIMALS)
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