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Haitians take advantage of Holy Week vacations with annual 'Lutte Sauvage' event

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Jean Phillipe, 30, left, and Venes Pierre, 30, right fight at an annual event held during Holy Week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday April 7, 2012. The fights, called "Lutte sauvage" in French, or "Savage fight" are held during Holy Week because most people are on holiday. Anyone at the event can fight, where competitors do not wear body protection and use only their bodies to fight. The only rules are not to injure the rival's eyes, mouth or crotch area. Many of the spectators gamble on the winner.

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People watch a fight in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 7.

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People bet money during a fight.

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People sing and dance before the fight.

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Frankel Filesmon, 19, celebrates his victory.