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A bull, some flowers, and a stratovolcano © Atmo-Sphere/Getty Images
It"s grape-harvesting time on Pico, a centuries-old tradition that kicks off in early September. Pico is one of nine islands comprising an autonomous region of Portugal called the Azores archipelago. The islands themselves are the peaks of vast volcanic mountains that rise high above the North Atlantic Ocean.