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Autumn weather Nov 11th 2015...The sun rises over the North Sea off Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear as a ship passes on the horizon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 11, 2015. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The sun rises over the North Sea off Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear as a ship passes on the horizon 

Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont rides a cart horse to haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke July 12, 2013. At the end of the fishing season, the fishermen and their mounts leave the water to empty the net and to put the contents into two wicker baskets fixed on each side of the horse. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back to some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.

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Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont and his horse haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.