India's bull taming festival

The annual bull-taming, part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal, took place on Jan. 16. [14 photos total]

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Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers are pinned down by a bull as others climb a fence to protect themselves during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai, January 15, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A bull jumps over villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A bull jumps over villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers chase a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A villager is pinned down by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #
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Villagers try to tame a bull during `Jallikattu` (bull taming festival) in Alanganallur of Tamil Nadu on Jan.16, 2014. The festival is a part of Pongal celebrations. (IANS) #
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A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2014. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #

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