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In a defiant demonstration of their ancient grazing and migration rights, shepherds halted traffic in Madrid Sunday as they guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through the streets of the Spanish capital.
For the past 22 autumns, shepherds have led herds through the city, exercising the right to seasonal livestock migration routes that existed before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great city it is today. Increasingly, these routes have been threatened by urban sprawl.
Matt Nighswander and The Associated Press