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Jallikattu

Participants attempt to tame a bull during Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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Participants attempt to tame a bull during Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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Yougsters try to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu in Madurai.

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Participants tryto control a bull at the annual bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in Avaniyapuram village on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A participant tries to control a bull at the annual bull taming event 'Jallikattu' in Avaniyapuram village on the outskirts of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The deeply held religious ritual had been banned for two years after India’s Supreme Court found it cruel. Jallikattu returned to Tamil Nadu in 2017 after tens of thousands of people protested for weeks and forced the government to rush new legislation exempting it from animal cruelty laws.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Alanganallur, in Madurai district.

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Spectators gather for a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs away from tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs towards policemen guarding the arena during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull runs over a tamer during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai.

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Tamers try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu event at Palamedu, in Madurai district.

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A man tries to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Pro-Jallikattu protestors confront the police on Chennai’s Marina beach

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A villager attempts to control a bull during bull-taming event, Jallikattu in Coimbatore.

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Participants trying to tame a bull during a Jallikattu event in Coimbatore.

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A bull faces a crowd of tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Villagers try to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A bull faces a crowd of tamers during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Villagers try to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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A man tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it.

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Maharashtra BJP members staging a unique protest with bullocks to press for tabling of a bill in the state Assembly that allows animal racing events like Jallikattu, in Mumbai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai.

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The bull tamers are taming the bulls during the Jallikattu that was organised at Avaniyapuram, in Madurai. Jallikattu is being conducted after two years.

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Police try to evict Pro-Jallikattu protesters from the Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Pro-Jallikattu protesters during a demonstration against the ban on the Jallikattu at Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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A protestor supporting Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming ritual tries to resist as police remove them from the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast, in Chennai.

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Protestors supporting Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming ritual try to form a human chain as police try to remove them from the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast, in Chennai.

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A family on a scooter rides past as a vehicle suspected to be set on fire by protestors goes up in flames, in Chennai.

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DMK working president MK Stalin on a day long fast at Valluvar Kottam along with his party MLAs, MPs and cadres seeking "permanent" removal of obstacles to hold bull taming sport Jallikattu, in Chennai.

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Youngsters stage a protest condemning the ban on Jallikattu at Tamukkam, in Madurai.

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A protest rally demanding the Central Government lift the ban against Jallikattu at Jantar mantar, in New Delhi.

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Students and teachers holding a protest in support of Jallikattu, in Coimbatore.

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Youngstres and students during a protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu and impose ban on PETA, at Kamarajar Salai, Marina Beach in Chennai.

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Youngstres and students during a protest to lift the ban on Jallikattu and impose ban on PETA, at Kamarajar Salai, Marina Beach in Chennai.

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Students atop a bus while protesting against the ban on Jallikattu and demanding a ban be imposed on PETA, at Kamarajar Salai in Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Students protesting to lift the ban on Jallikattu and demanding a ban be imposed on PETA, at Kamarajar Salai in Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Thousands at a protest rally demanding the Central Government lift the ban against Jallikattu, near Tamukkam in Madurai.

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Thousands at a protest rally demanding the Central Government lift the ban against Jallikattu, near Tamukkam in Madurai.

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The shops remain closed at a market in protest on the ban on Jallikattu, in Madurai.

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Police try to stop members of a Tamil ethnic group from burning an effigy as they protest against a ban on bull fighting at a harvest festival in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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A competitor tries to tame a bull during "Jallikattu" organised as a part of Pongal celebrations, at Palamedu village in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.

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A bull attacks a competitor during "Jallikattu" organised as a part of Pongal celebrations, at Palamedu village in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.

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