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Men on horseback ride trough a pine tree forest chased by a brave bull in Tordesillas, Spain. Men on horseback and on foot traditionally have chased the bull and speared it in front of thousands of onlookers in what became known as one of Spain’s goriest spectacles, but amid increasing protests by animal rights activists the regional government last year banned the killing of bulls at town festivals, though traditional bullfights were not affected
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A goat tries to escape from the boot of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India
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A cat shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. The shelter houses over 200 animals which are rescued from Yangon streets. The shelter provides food and basic medical treatments
Film dog Tom Tom plays with a camera at a presentation for the dog and cat show in Dortmund, Germany. The eight year old Tibetan terrier played in several TV shows and commercials
An Indian passerby feeds an elephant, hired out for weddings and parties, on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on Friday
Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.
Mother gorilla Kumili embrasses her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central German. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March and its sex is still unknown. It’s the second gorilla baby born within four month in this monkey group.
A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai, India.
Bao Bao, the four-month-old giant panda, makes her public debut at an indoor habitat at the National Zoo in Washington DC, US. She weighs 7.65kg and was born to the zoo’s female giant panda Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian.
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Matadors wait for the start of a bullfight during the festivities of San Roque, patron saint, in the village of Penafiel, Spain. In August hundreds of villages celebrate their patron saints, with bullfights, music and parties on the streets.