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Last day of bullfighting in Catalonia, Spain

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Animal activists, left, confront pro-bullfighting, right, activists prior to the last bullfight at 'La Monumental Bullring' in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on Sept. 25. In July 2010, the parliament of Catalonia ratified the decision to ban bullfighting in the region.

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Spain's bullfighter Jose Tomas performs at the Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 25. Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia bids farewell Sunday to the country's emblematic tradition of bullfighting with a final bash at the Barcelona bullring.

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Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas performs a pass on a bull on September 25, in Barcelona's Monumental arena for the last time today before a ban against the centuries-old blood sport comes into effect in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region.

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