Man Vs animal: Colombia’s bullfighting festival

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Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs a pass during a bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia, on December 30.

Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs a pass during a bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, Colombia, on December 30.

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Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia on December 30 in the framework of the 59th Fair of Cali. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia on December 30 in the framework of the 59th Fair of Cali. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs at the a bullfight. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Spanish bullfighter Lopez Simon performs at the a bullfight. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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French bullfighter Sebastian Castella performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

French bullfighter Sebastian Castella performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

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Castella performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

Castella performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

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Castella in action. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Castella in action. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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Lopez Simon performs a pass (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

Lopez Simon performs a pass (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

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Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar’s turn to show his skills . (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar’s turn to show his skills . (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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Luis Bolivar in action. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

Luis Bolivar in action. (LUIS ROBAYO / AFP)

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Bolivar performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga/ REUTERS)

Bolivar performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga/ REUTERS)

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Bolivar performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga/ REUTERS)

Bolivar performs a pass. (Jaime Saldarriaga/ REUTERS)

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Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali. (LUIS ROBAYO/ AFP)

Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali. (LUIS ROBAYO/ AFP)

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Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar celebrates with his trophy, two ears of a bull he killed. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar celebrates with his trophy, two ears of a bull he killed. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

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A banderillero walks during the bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

A banderillero walks during the bullfighting festival at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali. (Jaime Saldarriaga / REUTERS)

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