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Pic story: tradition for nomadic herdsman to transfer livestocks in summer

2018-06-11 Source:Xinhua Author:Xiang Bo

 

The cattle take break during the transfer at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Aodunhu, Erden's wife, packs their living households before transfer at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 4, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden leads his cattle towards the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2018 shows the cattle grazing on the grassland at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden leads cattle along with his wife and sister towards the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2018 shows the sun rising above the grassland where Erden lives at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden leads his cattle towards the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden leads his cattle out in the early morning before transfer at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden and his wife Aodunhu put calf on the truck during the transfer at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2018 shows the cattle moving towards the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden uploads living households on truck with the help of relatives before transfer at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 4, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aodunhu, Erden's wife, leads the calf grazing on the grassland at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Cattle graze on the grassland at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden sets up a yurt at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aodunhu and Mudan pose for photo at the summer pasture after they arriving at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

The transfer group of Erden family is about to arrive at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Mudan, Erden's sister, pets the calf at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Mudan, Erden's sister, herds cattle at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aodunhu, Erden's wife, herds cattle at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Aerial photo taken on June 5, 2018 shows the cattle grazing on the grassland at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Erden sets up yurt at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

 

Cattle graze on the grassland at the summer pasture at the Ar Horqin Banner in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 5, 2018. June 5 was the day for Erden's family to move their cattle to a summer pasture, about 40 kilometers away from their family. It is a tradition for nomadic herdsmen spending their lives following the water and pasture. The transfer provides cattle and sheep abundant food and enables the grassland to renew itself. Erden and his sister drive their trucks loaded with living households and lead over 80 cattle towards the summer pasture. After 12 hours' arduous journey, they arrived at their destination and prepared to set up yurt. They will stay here for a whole summer and return to their family in September. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

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