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Jul 22, 2016

Counting of the Swans

Counting of the Swans

Every year all the swans on the River Thames in London are counted in what is called the Swan Upping. We'll just call it another great and odd tradition from England.

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Counting of the Swans
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Boat crews take part in Swan Upping, the annual census of the swan population on the River Thames in southern England TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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