Ole, no more

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A general view of the 'La Monumental' bullfighting arena in Barcelona. Top matadors will perform in Barcelona's Monumental arena for the last time on Sunday before a ban against the centuries-old blood sport comes into effect in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region.

A general view of the 'La Monumental' bullfighting arena in Barcelona. Top matadors will perform in Barcelona's Monumental arena for the last time on Sunday before a ban against the centuries-old blood sport comes into effect in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region.

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'Animal Naturalis' activists toast during a protest against bullfighting and celebrating the last "corrida" that will take place. September 25th 2011 will mark the end of bullfighting in the Catalan region as the combat has been officially banned for good in the region.

'Animal Naturalis' activists toast during a protest against bullfighting and celebrating the last "corrida" that will take place. September 25th 2011 will mark the end of bullfighting in the Catalan region as the combat has been officially banned for good in the region.

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Police vehicles are seen in front of the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona.

Police vehicles are seen in front of the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona.

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People buy tickets at the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona. Bullfighting fans will shout "Ole" for the last time in Barcelona's Monumental bullring.

People buy tickets at the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona. Bullfighting fans will shout "Ole" for the last time in Barcelona's Monumental bullring.

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People wait at a main entrace next to a poster of Catalonia's final bullfight at the Plaza Monumental bullring in Barcelona.

People wait at a main entrace next to a poster of Catalonia's final bullfight at the Plaza Monumental bullring in Barcelona.

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A man paints a picure before Catalonia's final bullfight.

A man paints a picure before Catalonia's final bullfight.

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A tractor prepares the sand pit of the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona.

A tractor prepares the sand pit of the Monumental bullring in central Barcelona.

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