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Wild ponies cross a small creek after being rounded up to be herded to a holding pen before making next weeks annual swim across the Assateague Channel to Chincoteague Island, on July 21, 2012 in Assateague Island, Virginia. Each year the wild ponies are auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Wild ponies take annual swim

July 26, 2012

Every year wild ponies are rounded up in Chincoteague, Virginia, for an annual swim and are auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.