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Switzerland. Canton Valais. Aletsch glacier area. At the end of the season spent by sheeps in mountain pastures, 8 shepherds go to collect 2200 animals in order to bring them back to Belalp. The Valais Blacknose is a coarsewooled sheep, breed from Switzerland and kept primarily for meat. Swiss alpine farmers. Alps mountains peasants.  © 1996 Didier Ruef