La Corrida de toros – Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria, Copacabana, Bolivia

I’ve watched Bullfights in Spain and Mexico but the thing i liked about Bolivian bullfights is that the bull isn’t hurt or killed, the only weapon used against the beast is a water pistol. These bullfights pictured marked the end of the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria in Copacabana, it was a typically chaotic and crazy event, most of the men had been on the lash all day, for the last 3 or 4 days, this imbued some with a suicidal / impressive level of bravado to face the wild animal.

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of 'Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria', Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Bullfights at the culmination of ‘Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria’, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

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