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St. Martin de Crau, Provence, France

Bullfighting...a type of dramatic ballet dance with death. As he would in dancing, the matador must control his movements maintaining the rhythm, not of music, but of danger. Between the matador and the bull there is a relationship based on distance.

In this village they practice a more humane fight: the goal being that the matador pulls off the string tied across the agitated bull's horns. No small feat! The locals place bets on which matador will succeed.