Horses

Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on September 16, 2013 as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17  parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

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Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on Monday as they undergo a stress test on the beach in Scheveningen. The horses and riders are tested with gunfire, music and smoke ahead of the September 17 parade in The Hague and Speech from the Throne, one of the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replicas as she post for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Thousands of terracotta soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an.

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A woman hugs a terracotta warrior replica as she poses for a souvenir photo at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi’an, Shaanxi province in central China on Tuesday.

Two horses fight during the Rapa das Bestas traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2013. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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Two horses fight during the Rapa das Bestas traditional event in the village of Sabucedo in Spain on Friday. On the first weekend of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the northwestern region of Galicia.

Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, June 24, 2013. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.

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Relatives embrace each other as they race on horses through a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of Sant Joan in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca. The riders of the horses are the representatives of ancient Ciutadella society – nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.

A racehorse is cooled down after competing on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot in southern England...A racehorse is cooled down after competing on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot in southern England June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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A racehorse is cooled down after competing on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot in southern England on Friday.

Travelling In Style For Ladies Day...LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20:  Racegoers travel by train from Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend Royal Ascot on June 20, 2013 in London, England. The 'Royal Ascot' horse race meeting runs from June 18, 2013 until June 22, 2013 and has taken place since 1711. The racecourse is expected to welcome around 280,000 racegoers over the five days, including Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Racegoers travel by train from London Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend the Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. The Royal Ascot horse race meeting runs from June 18 until June 22, 2013. Read more

Racegoers wearing top hats and tails stand next to police officers during Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 20, 2013.

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Racegoers wearing top hats and tails stand next to police officers during Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot, southeast England on Thursday.

Racegoers react during racing on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2013.

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Racegoers react as they watch a race on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival in southern England

Horses head sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green

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Artist Nic Fiddian Green puts the finishing touches to his giant horses head sculpture in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot Racecourse ahead of the forthcoming Royal Ascot meeting.

Racegoer Mattey poses in her hat on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England...Racegoer Lauren Mattey poses in her hat on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England May 31, 2013.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING SOCIETY)

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Racegoer Lauren Mattey poses in her hat on Ladies Day during the Epsom Derby festival in Epsom, southern England on Friday. Read more