The day in pictures around the world. Among today’s items: Religious celebrants and transgender models walk ceremoniously; protests target Macy’s in New York; Joe Biden goes to Eastern Europe.
Asia prepares for the Chinese Lunar New Year beginning Feb. 10 with the Year of the Snake, European food manufacturer Findus confirmed that the company’s beef lasagne contained horse meat, a Sri Lankan prisoner gets caught with a mobile phone in his rectum, the Immortal Love Pop-up Experience – Freakshow & Immortalized unleashes in New York City and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders
Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.
August 17 Photo Brief: A silver Beckham in NYC, charmed snakes in India and a floating Kobe in China
David Beckham’s silver package greets H&M patrons, Indian snakes greet the masses worshiping the Hindu mythology goddess Manasha, Kobe Bryant greets fans from a dragon boat in China and more in today’s daily brief.
Torrential rains in the Philippines cause flood waters to reach 6.5 feet (2 meters) high, the competition at the Summer Olympic Games stays strong, a German art installation of equine excrement plops down in front of a museum in Berlin and more in today’s daily brief.
The “Running of the Bulls” rose out of the growing popularity of bullfighting in western European countries like Spain and Portugal. It’s exact origin remains unknown, possibly due the hundreds of concussions and contusions reported each year since modern record-keeping of these events began in 1924.
To this day, the annual bull run in Pamplona, Spain, and the ensuing bullfights of the San Fermin festival, stand out as one of the world’s most popular. While the run itself lasts a mere 4 minutes, the fighting bulls of Pamplona have prodded their way into the pages of classic literature and onto the big screen. (See the opening scene of City Slickers.)
Due to the innate violence of bullfighting, and the captivating draw of the bull runs that proceed them, protests have increased in recent years. With demonstrations like the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ “Running of the Nudes,” each year animal rights activists organize flashy, and often gory displays to relay their messages against bullfighting.
The selections below contain barely-covered activists interspersed with violent bullfighting images from which they derive their inspiration. Be advised that this story may not be suitable for younger viewers.