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Postman celebrates retirement after 37 years in the job

For 37 years, Postman Fiete Nissen has loaded up his trolley with letters and packages and trundled down 10 miles of track to serve the people of two remote North Sea islands.

Postman Fiete Nissen on his last postround Credit: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Nissen delivers the post to Oland and Langeness - two miniscule islands joined to mainland Germany by a narrow spit of land.

Nissen loads his trolley on the mainland Credit: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

The 64-year-old decked out his trolley with balloons and flowers and loaded up for the last time today as prepares to enter retirement.

The islands are connected to the mainland by a narrow spit of land Credit: REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Just 139 people live on the islands, which are around 112 miles (180km) north of Hamburg.

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