Jallikattu: the art of taming the bull

Updated On Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST
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A bull charges out of an enclosure during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai.(AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

A bull charges out of an enclosure during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai.(AP photo)

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Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival at Palamedu near Madurai. (PTI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival at Palamedu near Madurai. (PTI photo)

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Participants scramble onto a fence as bulls charge towards them during the bull-taming sport, Jallikattu, in Palamedu, near Madurai. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event in Tamil Nadu played during Pongal.(AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

Participants scramble onto a fence as bulls charge towards them during the bull-taming sport, Jallikattu, in Palamedu, near Madurai. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event in Tamil Nadu played during Pongal.(AP photo)

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Bulls charge each other during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bulls charge each other during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo)

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A participant hangs on to a bull during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A participant hangs on to a bull during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo)

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Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival at Palamedu near Madurai. (PTI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival at Palamedu near Madurai. (PTI photo)

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Participants prepare to tackle a bull charging out of an enclosure during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

Participants prepare to tackle a bull charging out of an enclosure during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo)

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A participant holds on to a bull during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

A participant holds on to a bull during a bull-taming sport called Jallikattu in Palamedu, near Madurai. (AP photo)

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Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival, organised as part of the Pongal festival, at Palamedu near Madurai.(PTI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 15, 2014 08:04 PM IST

Participants trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival, organised as part of the Pongal festival, at Palamedu near Madurai.(PTI photo)

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