BRUSSELS, Aug. 22, 2014 - Xavier Vanbillemont and other shrimpers fish in the sea in Oostduinkerke, Belgium, Aug. 7, 2014. The shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke has a history about 500 years and attracted thousands of visitors every year. Shrimpers' Brabant horses walk breast-deep in the surf of Oostduinkerke and pull nets to catch shrimps. There are only 12 households in Oostduinkerke are actively engaged in shrimp fishing on horseback. Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke was listed as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Dec. 2013.

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