In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Abdou Aziz Mare uses an 

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Abdou Aziz Mare uses an umbrella to protect his sheep Dogo from the sun, as he walks him around the ring during the final judging portion of the Khar Bii regional final in the SICAP neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. Mare, who spends up to four hours a day with his sheep, explained that this was Dogo's first exposure to Dakar's blazing sun and his first descent down from the sheltered rooftop terrace where he was born and raised. In a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes as companion animals, the most popular show on television is "Khar Bii," or literally, "This Sheep" in the local Wolof language. It's an American Idol-style nationwide search for Senegal's most perfect specimen ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Abdou Aziz Mare uses an umbrella to protect his sheep Dogo from the sun, as he walks him around the ring during the final judging portion of the Khar Bii regional final in the SICAP neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. Mare, who spends up to four hours a day with his sheep, explained that this was Dogo's first exposure to Dakar's blazing sun and his first descent down from the sheltered rooftop terrace where he was born and raised. In a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes as companion animals, the most popular show on television is "Khar Bii," or literally, "This Sheep" in the local Wolof language. It's an American Idol-style nationwide search for Senegal's most perfect specimen ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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