Unusual but true: A football match in a river

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-08-30 16:10
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A sheep river-crossing competition

A shepherd helps his sheep to cross the Buyuk Menderes River during the competition, Aug 25, 2019. [Photo/IC]

An 846-year-old tradition, the 'sheep river-crossing competition', was held at a river in the Denizli province of Turkey on Aug 25, 2019.

Shepherds tried to cross the river, along with their sheep, during the competition. .

The Buyuk Menderes River in southwestern Turkey rises in west central Turkey near Dinar before flowing west through the Buyuk Menderes graben until reaching the Aegean Sea.

Shepherds and their colorful herds cross the river during the eight-century-old river-crossing competition held to test the loyalty of sheep in Turkey's province of Denizli on Aug 25, 2019. [Photo/IC]
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