Photo of the day – Butcher at work

Today kicks off Labor Day weekend, the last long weekend of summer. Maybe you have plans for one last getaway or at least plan to explore your own backyard. However you spend the next three days, we hope it doesn’t involve real work, er, labor. This fellow photographed by Flickr user Bernard-SD in Lijiang, China is working diligently on stripping the meat from this sheep carcass. While we may prefer to see a butcher work in a nice clean shop and not the street, he seems to be a professional hard at work. Think of him when you grill your lamb (or ham-) burgers this holiday, and all the other people whose labor make your day off better.

When you’re back laboring next week, upload your favorite travel photos to the Gadling Flickr pool and we may choose one for a future Photo of the Day.