In pictures: Kafkasor bullfighting in Turkey

Kafkasor bullfighting is a local tradition, held every year on the high plateau of Kafkasor, 8 km away from Artvin province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey.
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Bulls fighting in the arena during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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A handler tries to get out of the way as bulls fight in the arena during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Spectators watch on during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Bulls fighting in the arena during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Owners lead their bulls through the main streets of Artvin during a parade to mark the start of the annual Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on June 30, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Traditional dancers and musicians perform in the main street of Artvin during a parade to mark the start of the annual Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on June 30, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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A general view of the city of Artvin ahead of the annual Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on June 30, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Handlers use sticks to control a bull ahead of a fight during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Spectators watch on during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)
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Handlers try to calm a bull before entering the weigh-in room during the Kafkasor 2017 bull fights on July 1, 2017 in Artvin, Turkey. Bullfighting in Turkey dates back some 200 years and the tradition has been continued for the past 37 years by bull owners who travel from all around the Artvin province to compete at the annual Kafkasor bull fights. Bulls are pitted against each other and classified according to the thickness of their necks or weight. (Getty Images)