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Gaucho competes Holy Week rodeo in Uruguay

Matilde Campodonico / AP

A gaucho or cowboy rides a horse during a rodeo competition in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 6, 2012.

Mirror reports: It's "Criolla" (Creole) Week in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo - and as part of their celebrations the locals held a rodeo event which produced some spectacular photos.

The event attracts the best riders from across Uruguay and its neighboring countries Brazil and Argentina as they compete against each other in the most extreme ride-off in South America.

Matilde Campodonico / AP

A gaucho or cowboy falls down after riding a horse during the rodeo competition.

 

 

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