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Award Of Excellence Petrut Calinescu  "JALLIKATTU - THE INDIAN BULL FIGHTING" A bull painted and greased ( in order to make the participants effort harder) with coconat oil, is released in the arena. Every year, at the harvest celebration, over 100,000 Indians in Tamil Nadu state participate in the Jallikattu, the Indian version of the bull fighting. Over 200 bulls are released gradually into a crowd anxious to prove its manhood. Apparently, the rules are easy: wins the one able to stay on the back of the bull or hang from its horns for more than 50 metres. This year (2006) there were 5 casualties and over 300 severely injured participants

Award Of Excellence
Petrut Calinescu /POYI awards

“JALLIKATTU – THE INDIAN BULL FIGHTING” A bull painted and greased ( in order to make the participants effort harder) with coconat oil, is released in the arena. Every year, at the harvest celebration, over 100,000 Indians in Tamil Nadu state participate in the Jallikattu, the Indian version of the bull fighting. Over 200 bulls are released gradually into a crowd anxious to prove its manhood. Apparently, the rules are easy: wins the one able to stay on the back of the bull or hang from its horns for more than 50 metres. This year (2006) there were 5 casualties and over 300 severely injured participants

On December 3, 1984 a faulty valve at the Union Carbide pesticide plant caused highly toxic methyl isocyanate to escape and, for almost an hour, the gas formed a vast, dense fog of death that drifted toward Bhopal. More than 2500 people were killed, 150,000 people were treated at hospitals.  Here a child killed by the poisonous gas leak in the Union Carbide chemical plant disaster.

  • Year 1984
  • Photographer Pablo Bartholomew
  • Nationality India
  • Organization / Publication Gamma
  • Category World Press Photo of the Year
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