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A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on October 3, 2014 in Deniliquin, Australia.

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A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on Friday in Deniliquin, Australia.

South Africa X Fighters World Tour

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Freestyle motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up ahead of the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the savanna of Pretoria, South Africa.

Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena...Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena  August 15, 2014. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

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Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday

The Pasola Jousting Festival...SUMBA, INDONESIA - MARCH 25:  A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village on March 25, 2014 in Sumba Island, Indonesia. The Pasola Festival is an important annual event to welcome the new harvest season, which coincides with the arrival of 'Nyale' sea worms during February or March each year. Pasola, an ancient ritual fighting game, involves two teams of men on horseback charging towards each other while trying to hit their rivals with 'pasol' javelins and avoid being hit themselves.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village in Sumba Island, Indonesia. The Pasola Festival is an important annual event to welcome the new harvest season, which coincides with the arrival of ‘Nyale’ sea worms during February or March each year. Pasola, an ancient ritual fighting game, involves two teams of men on horseback charging towards each other while trying to hit their rivals with ‘pasol’ javelins and avoid being hit themselves. 

A young Thai buffalo rider, center, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round race during an annual buffalo race in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.

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A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.