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THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQYY9
October 06, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine poses with his cheek pierced with blades as he takes part in...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine poses with his cheek pierced with blades as he takes part in...
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine poses with his cheek pierced with blades as he takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 6, 2016 . REUTERS/Jorge Silva
THAILAND-RELIGION/
RTSQT3A
October 05, 2016
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with blades piercing his face takes part in a procession...
Phuket, Thailand
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian...
A devotee of the Chinese Ban Tha Rue shrine with blades piercing his face takes part in a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGX8
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Lopez Simon is seen after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Lopez Simon is seen after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 7, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGX3
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Rafaelillo opens his jacket after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Rafaelillo opens his jacket after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 17, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGX2
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Lopez Simon stands during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Lopez Simon stands during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 7, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWT
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Julian Lopez "El Juli" walks wounded in his right gluteus after being gored by a bull...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Julian Lopez "El Juli" walks wounded in his right gluteus after being gored by a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 15, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWS
April 18, 2016
Peruvian matador Roca Rey washes his face after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Peruvian matador Roca Rey washes his face after killing a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 15, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWQ
April 18, 2016
Spanish assistant bullfighter Manuel Rodriguez "Mambru" waits for the start a bullfight at the Real Maestranza...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish assistant bullfighter Manuel Rodriguez "Mambru" waits for the start a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 16, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWP
April 18, 2016
A Spanish assistant bullfighter walks before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
A Spanish assistant bullfighter walks before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 4, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWN
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Javier Castano washes his face splattered by bull's blood after killing it during a bullfight...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Javier Castano washes his face splattered by bull's blood after killing it during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 17, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWM
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter's "muleta" during a bullfight at the Real...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter's "muleta" during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 9, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWL
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador David Mora is seen after driving a sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight at...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador David Mora is seen after driving a sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 11, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWK
April 18, 2016
Spanish assistant bullfighter Francisco Javier Sanchez Araujo (R) gives a rose to Spanish matador Morante...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish assistant bullfighter Francisco Javier Sanchez Araujo (R) gives a rose to Spanish matador Morante de la Puebla who holds a trophy, an ear of a bull, during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 15, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWC
April 18, 2016
Spanish assistant bullfighter Vicente Herrera stands during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish assistant bullfighter Vicente Herrera stands during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 7, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGWB
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Pepe Moral touches his face before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Pepe Moral touches his face before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 5, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGW9
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Pepe Moral celebrates after winning a trophy, an ear of the bull, during a bullfight...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Pepe Moral celebrates after winning a trophy, an ear of the bull, during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 5, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGW6
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Javier Jimenez stretches before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Javier Jimenez stretches before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 5, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGW3
April 18, 2016
French matador Sebastian Castella puts his montera before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
French matador Sebastian Castella puts his montera before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 7, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGW0
April 18, 2016
Spanish picadores Francisco Romero (L), 26, and Agustin Romero, 25, pose for a portrait before a bullfight...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish picadores Francisco Romero (L), 26, and Agustin Romero, 25, pose for a portrait before a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 5, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-BULLFIGHTING/
RTX2AGVZ
April 18, 2016
Spanish matador Borja Jimenez prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza...
Seville, Spain
The Wider Image: The matador
Spanish matador Borja Jimenez prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 4, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHINA-WEATHER/
RTX1V8OA
November 22, 2015
A woman learns to wield a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park...
Beijing, China
A woman learns to wield a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park...
A woman learns to wield a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park in central Beijing, China, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee
CHINA-WEATHER/
RTX1V8O2
November 22, 2015
A resident wields a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park in central...
Beijing, China
A resident wields a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park in central...
A resident wields a Chinese Wushu blade as part of morning exercises, during snowfall at a park in central Beijing, China, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4G03F
November 28, 2014
A butcher poses for a picture with his blade during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival...
Gadhima, Nepal
A butcher poses for a picture with his blade during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival...
A butcher poses for a picture with his blade during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY RELIGION)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FZZE
November 28, 2014
A butcher holding his blade gathers with others during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of...
Gadhima, Nepal
A butcher gathers with others during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela"...
A butcher holding his blade gathers with others during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in the ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FZZA
November 28, 2014
A butcher holds his blade during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival...
Gadhima, Nepal
A butcher holds his blade during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival...
A butcher holds his blade during the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in the ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FZYN
November 28, 2014
A butcher holding his blade takes part in the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
Gadhima, Nepal
A butcher holding his blade takes part in the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
A butcher holding his blade takes part in the ritual before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FY92
November 28, 2014
A butcher holding his blade stands among sacrificed buffalos inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial...
BARIYAPUR, Nepal
Butcher holding his blade stands among sacrificed buffalos inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial...
A butcher holding his blade stands among sacrificed buffalos inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FY8Y
November 28, 2014
A butcher holding his blade walks inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the...
BARIYAPUR, Nepal
Butcher holding his blade walks inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
A butcher holding his blade walks inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FY7H
November 28, 2014
A butcher holds his blade high as he looks for a buffalo to be sacrificed inside an enclosed compound...
BARIYAPUR, Nepal
Butcher holds his blade high as he looks for a buffalo to be sacrificed inside an enclosed compound during...
A butcher holds his blade high as he looks for a buffalo to be sacrificed inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FY6Y
November 28, 2014
A butcher swings his blade to sacrifice a buffalo (not pictured) inside an enclosed compound during the...
BARIYAPUR, Nepal
Butcher swings his blade to sacrifice a buffalo inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony...
A butcher swings his blade to sacrifice a buffalo (not pictured) inside an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
NEPAL-CEREMONY/
RTR4FY6W
November 28, 2014
A butcher holding his blade takes part in the rituals before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
BARIYAPUR, Nepal
Butcher holding his blade takes part in the rituals before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
A butcher holding his blade takes part in the rituals before the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
NIGERIA-LOGGING/WIDERIMAGE
RTR4EVW8
November 20, 2014
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest...
Igede-Ekiti, Nigeria
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township
A saw blade cuts through a plank at a sawmill near an unreserved forest in Igede-Ekiti township, southwest Nigeria, August 18, 2014. Wood, a form of biomass, is the sole source of energy for hundreds of millions of Africans who lack access to modern sources of power, and logging, both legal and illegal, remains a lucrative business that has contributed to the rapid shrinking of Africa?s rainforests and woodlands. Nigeria lost just over 2 million hectares of forest annually between 2005-2010 driven by agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development, according to U.N. data. It is also among the biggest users of solid fuel for cooking, with over 120 million Nigerians relying on firewood and charcoal for their cooking needs, according to the International Energy Agency. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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BRITAIN-WOLFMAN/
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January 11, 2013
Performer Jesus Fajardo Manuel Aceves (also known as Chuy), who has hypertrichosis, which is a skin condition...
London, United Kingdom
Performer Aceves, who has hypertrichosis, walks on the blades of swords during a rehearsal for the Circus...
Performer Jesus Fajardo Manuel Aceves (also known as Chuy), who has hypertrichosis, which is a skin condition where an abnormal amount of hair growth is present on the body, walks on the blades of swords during a rehearsal for the Circus of Horrors at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, south east London January 10, 2013. Circus of Horrors, former finalists on television program "Britain's Got Talent", have advertised for a wolf man or woman on government jobs website Directgov. The circus have a Mexican wolf man (who is Aceves), but new UK Border Agency rules meant that before a worker can be granted a certificate of sponsorship, the company must advertise the job in Britain. Picture taken January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH SOCIETY IMMIGRATION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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October 24, 2012
A combination photo shows a devotee of the Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine holding a line of exploding firecrackers...
Phuket, Thailand
A combination photo shows devotees at the annual vegetarian festival in central Phuket
A combination photo shows a devotee of the Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine holding a line of exploding firecrackers during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 19, 2012 (top) and a devotee of the Chinese Kathu shrine with his face pierced by the handle and blades of swords takes part in a procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket October 22, 2012. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

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May 19, 2007
A neighbour cries near a house where five people were murdered in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A neighbour cries near a house where five people were murdered in Kadawata
A neighbour cries near a house where five people were murdered in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. The family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-MURDER/
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May 19, 2007
A police officer stands near the site of a grisly murder in Kadawata, about 19 km (12 miles) north of...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A police officer stands near the site of a grisly murder in Kadawata, Sri Lanka
A police officer stands near the site of a grisly murder in Kadawata, about 19 km (12 miles) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. A family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-MURDER/
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May 19, 2007
Villagers look at police officers carrying the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Villagers look at police officers carrying bodies of people hacked to death inside home in Kadawata
Villagers look at police officers carrying the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. A family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-MURDER/
RTR1PUNK
May 19, 2007
Villagers watch police officers carrying the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Villagers watch police officers carrying bodies of people hacked to death inside home in Kadawata
Villagers watch police officers carrying the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. A family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-MURDER/
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May 19, 2007
Police officers carry the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Police officers carry the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata
Police officers carry the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. A family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
SRILANKA-MURDER/
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May 19, 2007
Police officers carry the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Police officers carry bodies of people hacked to death in Kadawata
Police officers carry the bodies of people hacked to death inside their home in Kadawata, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo, May 19, 2007. A family of five, including two young children, was hacked to death with a sword-like blade north of the capital Colombo overnight in what police said was an attack over a land dispute. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi (SRI LANKA)
TOYS
RTRFZAJ
November 17, 2004
James Swartz, Director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), poses with the "Megabuster...
Brighton, UNITED STATES
Swartz demonstrates megabuster battle weapon during annual 10 worst toys conference.
James Swartz, Director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), poses with the "Megabuster Battle Weapon" during the annual "10 worst toys conference" in Brighton, Massachusetts, November 17, 2004. The rigid plastic blade of this sword is nine and a quarter inches long and extends from a plastic sleeve designed to slide over a child's arm to be used for combat. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi JR/HB
BRITAIN
RTRC1PZ
September 29, 2004
Victor Harris, exhibition curator and Kendo (way of the sword) master, is reflected in the steel blade...
London, UK
Kendo master Victor Harris prepares a Katana sword for display at the British Museum in London.
Victor Harris, exhibition curator and Kendo (way of the sword) master, is reflected in the steel blade of a fourteenth century Katana sword being prepared for display at the British Museum, London, September 29, 2004. The sword is the oldest in the museum's exhibition of 100 Japanese swords due to go on display on September 30. REUTERS/Toby Melville TM/ASA/ACM
SYRIA
RTR4LEL
October 09, 2003
A Syrian sword maker sharpens the blade of an Arabian sword at a
traditional market in Damascus, October...
Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
SYRIAN SWORD MAKER SHARPENS THE BLADE OF AN ARABIAN SWORD AT A
TRADITIONAL MARKET IN DAMASCUS.
A Syrian sword maker sharpens the blade of an Arabian sword at a
traditional market in Damascus, October 9, 2003. Syrians cherish
Arabian swords as symbols of national pride. REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri

ei/CRB
RTR8D8L
November 05, 1997
Arthur Pendragon, who believes he is the reincarnation of the ancient Briton, King Arthur, poses for...
United Kingdom
ARTHUR PENDRAGON ARRIVES AT SOUTHWARK CROWN COURT
Arthur Pendragon, who believes he is the reincarnation of the ancient Briton, King Arthur, poses for photographers on the steps of Southwark Crown Court November 5. Pendragon was facing charges of possessing a bladed weapon, after he was arrested carrying his ceremonial sword, 'Excalibur', in Trafalgar Square in central London earlier this year.

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