In Pictures: Bullfighting -- Blood, gore and more...

Updated: 29 July, 2016 09:51 IST
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    Spanish matador Fernando Robleno performs a pass on a Miura bull at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine, southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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    Spanish matador Fernando Robleno looks on before a bullfight at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France
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    Bullfighting, known as 'corrida' in France, and is illegal in most of the country. But a special judicial exemption has allowed in some municipalities.
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    Spanish matador Alberto Lamelas holds the ear of a Miura bull at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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    The violent blood sport sees matadors bulls being taunted and stabbed to death in front of thousands of cheering spectators.
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    Spanish matador Alberto Lamelas is gored by Estanquero Miura's bull at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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    Clashes between animal rights activists and bullfighting fans keeps happening.
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    The sport has inspired many like writer Ernest Hemingway and painter Picasso.
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    Spanish matador Alberto Lamelas performs a pass on a Miura bull at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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    Estribero Miura's bull jumps during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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    Bullfighting supporters say that it is a tradition worth preserving and also that it brings in tourists.
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    Animal-rights groups say it’s a barbaric tradition that needs to stop immediately.
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    Anti-bullfighting sentiment has been gained popularity in recent times across Europe.
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    Estribero Miura's bull in the "callejon" after jumping at Plumacon arena in Mont de Marsan during the festival of La Madeleine,southwestern France, on July 24,2016. / AFP PHOTO
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Bloodied! Check out these images of bullfighting in southwestern France during the festival of La Madeleine...

First Published: 27 July, 2016 08:15 IST