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Bull-taming festival

<p>Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal</p>

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal

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<p>A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A bull runs among villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu </p>

A bull runs among villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A bull runs among villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu </p>

A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager falls next to a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

Villagers wait with their bulls to start the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 15, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu </p>

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>Villagers try to protect themselves by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Villagers try to protect themselves by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

Villagers try to protect themselves by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu

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