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In the 1900's Barcelona was one of the world's most celebrated bullfighting cities. With its three bullrings, it hosted more bullfights than any other Spanish city.

Today, Barcelona's Plaza Monumental is Catalonia's only remaining active bullring and faces a referendum in the Catalonian Parliament that would ban bullfighting in the region. An animal rights group, Prou (pronounced...
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  • A bull shakes it's head and groans while bullfighter Morante de la Puebla trys to stab it behind the head during a bullfight in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Juan Serrano, "Finito de Cordoba"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez 'El Juli' is carried on shoulders at the end of his performance after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental  bullring on June 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez 'El Juli' is carried on shoulders and out of the ring at the end of his performance after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental bullring on June 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain .
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  • Butchers move to drain the carcuses of the bulls that were killed in the ring after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental bullring on June 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • Employees drag a bull, that was killed in a bullfight, to be hung and butchered after a bullfight in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Butchers move to drain the carcuses of the bulls that were killed in the ring after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental bullring on June 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • Spectators stand on the blood streaked floor, while watching the butchers slaughter recently killed bulls in the slaughter house at the Plaza Monumental bullring on June 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • A view of Plaza Monumental bullfighting ring taken from the street in Barcelona, Spain on June 27, 2010.
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  • Bullfighting fans line up in ticket lines outside of Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Bullfighting attendees share a bottle of alcohol prior to the bullfight in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Bullfighting fans await the bullfighter's arrival outside of the Chapel in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Spanish bullfighter Julian Lopez 'El Juli' awaits to enter the ring with his team of torreros at the Plaza Monumental  bullring in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Jose Maria Manzanares makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  aims his sword for the final "estocada" or kill of the bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • Jose Maria Manzanares makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • A bullfighter prepares for a bullfight in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • A "banderillero" jumps the wall of the bullring during a bullfight in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on July 18, 2010.
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  • Bullfighter, Julian Lopez, "El Juli"  makes a pass on a bull in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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