A child looks at window cleaners work while dressed in sheep and monkey costumes, denoting animal signs of the Chinese zodiac calendar, during an event marking the upcoming end of the year at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday
Some of 120 Shaun the Sheep sculptures on display at the Covent Garden Piazza in London on Thursday, before they go on auction to raise money for Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity
650 sheep are driven down to the valley after a summer on the alps, with the Zervreilahorn peak in the background, on Thursday, in Vals, canton of Grisons, eastern Switzerland
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Sheep in a field graze close to some of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures ahead of their delivery to Bristol on a farm near Goldcliff on Wednesday in Newport, Wales. From July until August the children’s charity is bringing 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures to green spaces across Bristol and later in the year the flock will go to auction with funds raised going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol’s children’s hospital charity
A man walks his sheep in a water-logged paddy field after recent rains in Srinagar on Thursday
An Indian farmer herds his sheep on the dry bed of a river at Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda District, some 40 kilometers from Hyderabad on Monday
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A reveller blows fire during Lunar New Year celebrations at Manila‘s Chinatown. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Thursday will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram)
A sheep stands amid ice-covered plants on the Hohen Meissner mountain 750 meters above sea level near Hessisch Lichtenau, northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The temperature in this area was around -1C (30 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.
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A Palestinian vendor gestures as she displays sheep for customers at a livestock market ahead of Eid-al-Adha in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday
A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east of Jerusalem
Nomadic shepherds from Rajasthan herd their sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. They still cling on to pastoral nomadic life, trekking long distances in search of pasture for their sheep.
Saad Imran, aged 6, on Friday walks his sheep home to be slaughtered on the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The art project Blue Peace Flock by artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany
A herdsman on a horse leads a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region