PHOTOS: The agony, the ecstasy at the Zapote bullfights

December 29, 2016

Love ’em or hate ’em, the controversial bullfights at Zapote, the heart of the annual year-end festivities there, are synonymous with New Year’s in Costa Rica. Here are a few images of this year’s encounters between the bulls and the improvisados who gain a free pass into the main event by heading into the ring to test their luck (or wear it out completely).

AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
Amateur bullfighters are rammed by a bull at Zapote on December 28, 2016. AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
A bullfighter jumps to safety over a fence. AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA
AFP PHOTO / EZEQUIEL BECERRA

 

 

 

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