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Geese of the Landi GmbH poultry farm are driven to their barn on October 21, 2013 in Veckenstedt, central Germany. The company brings up around 8,000 geese per year. Roast goose is a traditional dinner in Germany at Christmas and Martinmas.

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Geese on the Landi poultry farm in Veckenstedt, central Germany, are driven to their barn on Monday. The company rears about 8,000 geese per year for the Christmas table.

Wild Geese fly over a farm field in Xanten, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The wild geese flew over from Siberia to stay over winter time in the lower Rhine area with it's warmer continental climate. The geese find perfect conditions and are not allowed being hunted. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Wild geese fly over a farm field in Xanten, Germany. The geese migrated from Siberia to stay in the lower Rhine area over winter.

Gray goose take off as a person sits on October 14, 2013 in Hamburg.

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A man sits on a wooden chair in Hamburg on Monday, surrounded by grey geese.

A flock of 150 geese is about to cross a street in Duisburg, Germany, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The geese enjoy an outdoor enclosure during the day to feed on fresh grass and move back to their night accommodation in the evening. The young geese, hatched out in May, will be slaughtered for the traditional Christmas dinner.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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A flock of 150 geese is about to cross a street in Duisburg, Germany, on Wednesday. The geese enjoy an outdoor enclosure during the day to feed on fresh grass and move back to their night accommodation in the evening. The young geese, hatched out in May, will be slaughtered for the traditional Christmas dinner. Read more