APTOPIX Senegal Sheep Beauty Show

October 11, 2012 - 8:34 AM
In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 photo, a sheep nuzzles the hand of prizewinning sheep breeder Ousmane Ndiaye as he explains the pedigree of each of his dozen animals, in the sheltered rooftop pens he has specially constructed for them atop his home in the HLM neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal. 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)