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A Sami handler in traditional clothing holds two of his herd in Saariselka, Finnish Lapland. Reindeer are featured as a Christmas symbol, but on Europes northern fringe, the migratory mammals are part of everyday life all year round.

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Things you didn't know about reindeer

Reindeer are featured on Christmas cards and in movies worldwide this time of year, galloping across the sky with Santa’s sleigh in tow.


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