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11 Pictures Of Bull Fighting During The Pongal Harvest In South India

The Pongal Harvest is an annual three-day celebration in Tamil Nadu. On Jan. 16, the last day, people came from all over to watch the ancient event of the Tamils called Jallikattu aka "taming the bull."

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A bull charges out from an enclosure during the bull-taming event in Alanganallur on Jan. 16.
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A bull charges out from an enclosure during the bull-taming event in Alanganallur on Jan. 16.

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The bull comes forward.
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The bull comes forward.

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The bull tamers try to take control.
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The bull tamers try to take control.

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Bull tamers try to control a bull during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

Bull tamers try to control a bull during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu.

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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town.
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town.

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A bull charges towards bull tamers.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

A bull charges towards bull tamers.

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Bull tamers try to control a bull in Alanganallur.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

Bull tamers try to control a bull in Alanganallur.

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A bull tamers tries to control a bull during the Jallikattu in Alanganallur.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

A bull tamers tries to control a bull during the Jallikattu in Alanganallur.

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A bull tamer falls.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

A bull tamer falls.

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Villagers try to control a bull.
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Villagers try to control a bull.

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A bull tamers holds a bull by the horn during Jallikattu in Alanganallur.
Arun Sankar K. / AP

A bull tamers holds a bull by the horn during Jallikattu in Alanganallur.

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