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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 view of Plaza Monumental during a bullfight in Barcelona, Spain on June 27, 2010.
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  • Spanish bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares is carried on shoulders at the end of his performance after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental  bullring on July 25, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • Spanish bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares is carried on shoulders at the end of his performance after a bullfight at the Plaza Monumental  bullring on July 25, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • Bullfighter, Juan Serrano, "Finito de Cordoba" attempts to sever the bull's spinal cord after a failed "estocada" or killing in Plaza Monumental in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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  • A 500 kilo bull enters the ring at Plaza Monumental during a bullfight in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2010.
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