"Jallikattu," or the taming of the bulls, is a popular annual event held in Tamil Nadu state in India, where revelers wrestle the aggressive beasts into submission as they run past huge crowds of people.
Stretching back more than 2,000 years, Jallikattu is considered one of the oldest sporting activities in the world.
Often festooned with marigold flowers, the animals are released from pens, and teams of young men try to grab them by their sharpened horns or humps.
The prizes for the best bull-tamers range from cars, motorcycles, and fridges to television sets, gold coins, and furniture.
Jallikattu remains wildly popular despite the life-threatening dangers that it entails.