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<p>An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo</p>

An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

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<p>Spanish bullfighter "El Fundi" greets the crowd before a bullfight at Seville's Maestranza bullring April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho </p>

Spanish bullfighter "El Fundi" greets the crowd before a bullfight at Seville's Maestranza bullring April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Spanish bullfighter "El Fundi" greets the crowd before a bullfight at Seville's Maestranza bullring April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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<p>Spanish assistant bullfighter Jesus Martinez Barrios (R) yawns before a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso</p>

Spanish assistant bullfighter Jesus Martinez Barrios (R) yawns before a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Spanish assistant bullfighter Jesus Martinez Barrios (R) yawns before a bullfight in the northern Spanish town of Gijon, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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<p>A man drinks wine during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima November 25, 2007. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>

A man drinks wine during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima November 25, 2007. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A man drinks wine during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima November 25, 2007. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>Spanish matador Jose Tomas looks at a bull as he prepares to perform a pass to it during a bullfight in La Malagueta bullring in Malaga March 23, 2008. REUTERS/Jon Nazca  </p>

Spanish matador Jose Tomas looks at a bull as he prepares to perform a pass to it during a bullfight in La Malagueta bullring in Malaga March 23, 2008. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spanish matador Jose Tomas looks at a bull as he prepares to perform a pass to it during a bullfight in La Malagueta bullring in Malaga March 23, 2008. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Spanish bullfighter Curro Vivas performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla </p>

Spanish bullfighter Curro Vivas performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

Spanish bullfighter Curro Vivas performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

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<p>Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, southern Spain February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin </p>

Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, southern Spain February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, southern Spain February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

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<p>A Spanish assistant bullfighter pokes his head out from behind the barrier during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

A Spanish assistant bullfighter pokes his head out from behind the barrier during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

A Spanish assistant bullfighter pokes his head out from behind the barrier during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Spanish matador Alejandro Talavante is tossed by a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville, southern Spain, April 21, 2007.  Talavante was not injured. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho </p>

Spanish matador Alejandro Talavante is tossed by a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville, southern Spain, April 21, 2007. Talavante was not injured. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Spanish matador Alejandro Talavante is tossed by a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville, southern Spain, April 21, 2007. Talavante was not injured. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

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<p>Spanish bullfighter Sergio Aguilar is tackled during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

Spanish bullfighter Sergio Aguilar is tackled during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Spanish bullfighter Sergio Aguilar is tackled during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>A picador (mounted bullfighter) is carried away after being knocked down by a bull during a bullfight at San Sebastian's Illumbe bullring August 16, 2006. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez </p>

A picador (mounted bullfighter) is carried away after being knocked down by a bull during a bullfight at San Sebastian's Illumbe bullring August 16, 2006. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez

A picador (mounted bullfighter) is carried away after being knocked down by a bull during a bullfight at San Sebastian's Illumbe bullring August 16, 2006. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez

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<p>The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

The shadow of Spanish bullfighter Daniel Luque is cast onto the barrier as he performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>A bull bleeds after Spanish bullfighter Jose Pedro Prados 'El Fundi' drives his sword into it during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007.  REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla  </p>

A bull bleeds after Spanish bullfighter Jose Pedro Prados 'El Fundi' drives his sword into it during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

A bull bleeds after Spanish bullfighter Jose Pedro Prados 'El Fundi' drives his sword into it during a bullfight in Almeria January 7, 2007. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

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<p>Spanish matador Fernando Cepeda prepares to drive his sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid May 19, 2005. REUTERS/Victor Fraile </p>

Spanish matador Fernando Cepeda prepares to drive his sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid May 19, 2005. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

Spanish matador Fernando Cepeda prepares to drive his sword into a bull to kill it during a bullfight in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid May 19, 2005. REUTERS/Victor Fraile

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<p>Spanish Bullfighter David Fandila "El Fandi" drives banderillas into a bull during a bullfight in Acho square in Lima November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares</p>

Spanish Bullfighter David Fandila "El Fandi" drives banderillas into a bull during a bullfight in Acho square in Lima November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Spanish Bullfighter David Fandila "El Fandi" drives banderillas into a bull during a bullfight in Acho square in Lima November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville April 16, 2007.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Spanish bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs a pass to a bull during a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Spanish matador Fernando Robleno kills a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 19, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo</p>

Spanish matador Fernando Robleno kills a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 19, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Spanish matador Fernando Robleno kills a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 19, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez "El Juli" faces a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez "El Juli" faces a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez "El Juli" faces a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bullring in Seville April 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>A matador's assistant walks past a dead bull after a bullfight at Pamplona's bullring at the San Fermin festival July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Vincent West</p>

A matador's assistant walks past a dead bull after a bullfight at Pamplona's bullring at the San Fermin festival July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Vincent West

A matador's assistant walks past a dead bull after a bullfight at Pamplona's bullring at the San Fermin festival July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>Spanish matador Salvador Cortes holds his trophy, the ears of a bull he just fought and defeated during a bullfight, at the Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 28, 2006. Cortes won four ears of two bulls. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo</p>

Spanish matador Salvador Cortes holds his trophy, the ears of a bull he just fought and defeated during a bullfight, at the Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 28, 2006. Cortes won four ears of two bulls. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Spanish matador Salvador Cortes holds his trophy, the ears of a bull he just fought and defeated during a bullfight, at the Maestranza bull-ring in Seville April 28, 2006. Cortes won four ears of two bulls. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>A trail of blood from a bull killed during a bullfight stains the floor of the bullring in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso </p>

A trail of blood from a bull killed during a bullfight stains the floor of the bullring in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A trail of blood from a bull killed during a bullfight stains the floor of the bullring in the northern Spanish town of Gijon August 10, 2006. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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