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12th century UK tradition of 'swan upping' creating a flap

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July 15, 2014
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For five days, the Queen's Swan Marker in Britain travels along the river examining and marking swans for conservation purposes, in a tradition dating back to the 12th century originally carried out by families claiming ownership. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP


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