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JAPAN-SUMO/
RTX3BZMU
18 Jul. 2017
The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks... more
JAPAN-SUMO/
RTX3BZMU
18 Jul. 2017
Nagoya, Japan
The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo "stable" in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, as 11 gigantic wrestlers wearing only loincloths take turns throwing each other out of a ring of sand. The wrestlers, or 'rikishi', at the prestigious Tomozuna stable spend more than three hours each morning practising holds in Japan's 15-century-old national sport, with defeat facing the first to fall or be forced out of the ring. With rare permission granted by sumo's governing body, Reuters was able to observe the stable's wrestlers training at their temporary Buddhist temple base for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that kicked off last week, gaining insight into the intricacies of sumo. Entering the world of sumo is to eat, live, and breathe Japanese - from the samurai-style topknots to the rigid hierarchy. But the tough training and tradition-bound ways have put off many local youth from the sport, leaving sumo to be dominated by foreign Ð mainly Mongolian Ð wrestlers, who face a gruelling path to assimilation. "Language was the biggest source of stress," said Tomozuna Oyakata, better known by his fighting name Kyokutenho, the first Mongolian-born wrestler to lead a sumo stable. "I couldn't understand anything when I was being scolded, or even when I was being praised," said the master, one of the first six Mongolians to be inducted into the sport in 1992. REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "KATO SUMO" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: JAPAN-SUMO/
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGUA
14 Jul. 2017
ATTENTION EDITORS - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGTW
14 Jul. 2017
"Gigantes" (Giants) dance in front of Pamplona's town... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGTT
14 Jul. 2017
ATTENTION EDITORS - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGTC
14 Jul. 2017
Participants in the "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos"... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGT7
14 Jul. 2017
Members of the "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3BGT4
14 Jul. 2017
Participants in the "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos"... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3B9UI
13 Jul. 2017
A boy holds figurines of Giants during San Fermin festival's... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3B9TS
13 Jul. 2017
A "Kiliki" hits children with a sponge during San Fermin... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AZ1O
11 Jul. 2017
The masks for the "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos"... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AZ1J
11 Jul. 2017
A "Kiliki" chases a boy during San Fermin festival's... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AZ12
11 Jul. 2017
A "Zaldiko" (men wearing horse figures) hits children... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AZ0V
11 Jul. 2017
A "Kiliki" bends over to get through a door during... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3APE5
9 Jul. 2017
A reveller jokes with a "Kiliki" during San Fermin... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3APDQ
9 Jul. 2017
A woman reacts upon getting surprised by a "Zaldiko"... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3APDN
9 Jul. 2017
Children pose with two giants during San Fermin festival's... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3APDK
9 Jul. 2017
Children look inside two giants during San Fermin festival's... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3APDE
9 Jul. 2017
The masks of "Kilikis" and "Cabezudos" (Big heads)... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AH6N
7 Jul. 2017
A "cabezudo" (big head) parades on the streets during... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AH69
7 Jul. 2017
A woman takes a picture in front of a "cabezudo" (big... more
SPAIN-CULTURE/BULLS
RTX3AH64
7 Jul. 2017
A girl laughs in front of a "cabezudo" (big head) during... more
BRASIL-CORRUPCION-ODEBRECHT/ C
RTX2WCAB
23 Dec. 2016
Evolución de los ingresos de Odebrecht SA, el gigante... more
BRASIL-CORRUPCION-ODEBRECHT/ C
RTX2WCAB
23 Dec. 2016
Angola
Evolución de los ingresos de Odebrecht SA, el gigante de la construcción brasileña.15 cm de ancho.
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Riding giants at El Bocal
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SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VH2P
17 Dec. 2016
A girl takes a selfie at El Bocal during the Vaca Gigante... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VH2O
17 Dec. 2016
Cooks prepare a paella during the Vaca Gigante (Big... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VH2M
17 Dec. 2016
Spanish surfer Mirka Solar (R) and Portuguese rider... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VH01
17 Dec. 2016
A broken surfboard lies on the ground at El Bocal during... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGZU
17 Dec. 2016
Spanish surfer Natxo Gonzalez holds up a milk pail... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGZC
17 Dec. 2016
French surfer Justine Dupont holds up a milk pail to... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGZ5
17 Dec. 2016
A surfer rides a large wave at El Bocal during the... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGZ2
17 Dec. 2016
A dog shakes off sea water after going for a swim at... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGYW
17 Dec. 2016
French surfer Justine Dupont rides a large wave at... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGYN
17 Dec. 2016
French surfer Justine Dupont rides a large wave at... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGY6
17 Dec. 2016
Surfers ride a large wave at El Bocal during the Vaca... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGY5
17 Dec. 2016
Spanish surfer Mirka Solar rides a large wave at El... more
SPAIN-SURFING/
RTX2VGXL
17 Dec. 2016
A surfer rides a large wave at El Bocal during the... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST6DJ
24 Nov. 2016
People watch from their balcony as the Ronald McDonald... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST6DH
24 Nov. 2016
People watch from Central Park as the Pillsbury Doughboy... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST6D8
24 Nov. 2016
Balloons are carried down Central Park West during... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST6D3
24 Nov. 2016
People watch from their balcony as the Ronald McDonald... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/SINCLAIR
RTST6B7
24 Nov. 2016
Sinclair Oil president and CEO Ross Matthews walks... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/SINCLAIR
RTST6B0
24 Nov. 2016
Sinclair Oil's Dino balloon is carried down Central... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST67X
24 Nov. 2016
A squad of New York Police Department cars follow the... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST66V
24 Nov. 2016
People watch on as the Pillsbury Doughboy is deflated... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST65Y
24 Nov. 2016
The Elf on the Shelf balloon is carried down 6th Avenue... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST65X
24 Nov. 2016
The Spongebob Squarepants balloon is carried down 6th... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST65S
24 Nov. 2016
A Macy's Holiday Elf is carried down 6th Avenue during... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST65P
24 Nov. 2016
The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees perform on 6th Avenue... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST65G
24 Nov. 2016
The Elf on the Shelf balloon is carried down 6th Avenue... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST63I
24 Nov. 2016
The Spongebob Squarepants balloon is carried down West... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST608
24 Nov. 2016
Angry Birds' Red balloon is carried down West 59th... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST604
24 Nov. 2016
Ice Age's Scrat balloon is carried down West 59th Street... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST603
24 Nov. 2016
Pigeons fly by the Happy Dragon balloon during the... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST5ZS
24 Nov. 2016
Ice Age's Scrat balloon is carried by crowds gathered... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST5ZP
24 Nov. 2016
The Skylanders Eruptor balloon is carried through Columbus... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST5ZO
24 Nov. 2016
The Skylanders Eruptor balloon is carried down West... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST4R0
24 Nov. 2016
Balloons sit on Central Park West before the 90th Macy's... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/PARADE
RTST4PR
24 Nov. 2016
Members of the New York Police Department walk the... more
USA-THANKSGIVING/BALLOONS
RTST1L4
24 Nov. 2016
Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism... more
TENNIS-FED/
RTX2TFR7
13 Nov. 2016
Tennis - Fed Cup Final - France v Czech Republic -... more
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