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In pictures: California's Basque shepherds

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But if you drive 100km (60 miles) though fertile farmland to Bakersfield, you find a place where the herders, past and present, go for food and company.

This is Woolgrowers restaurant, which has been catering to shepherds and their families since 1954.

Spanish-born Basque Luis Rementegui has worked here for more than 32 years.

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