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The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines
By Cecil MORELLA
ATTENTION - Pictures by Ted Aljibe. Video by Ron Lopez ///
Manila, May 16, 2019 (AFP) - It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping.
Only one in ten will finish.
This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race. It's a tough challenge for the birds and a tense ...