Taming of the bull

Chasing the bulls for the bull-taming festival in Pongal, south India's harvest festival.

  • A villager is pinned down by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers chase a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Spectators watch as villagers chase a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers are pinned down by a bull as others climb a fence to protect themselves during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A bull jumps over villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Kumutha Kumanan Reuters

  • A bull jumps over villagers during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • Villagers try to protect themselves from a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • A villager is dragged by a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Rahul Singh Thomson Reuters

  • A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town Dave Lucas Reuters