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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler La Fugitiva poses for a picture before a fight at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. Lucha Libre, literally "free fight" in Spanish, is a unique Mexican sporting event and cultural phenomenon.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler locks her rival in a hold during a fight at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City. Based on aerial acrobatics, rapid holds and the use of mysterious masks, Lucha libre features the wrestlers as fictional characters (Good vs. Evil).
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler Keira kicks down her rival Sexy Polvora during a fight at Arena Plan Sexenal, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City. Women wrestlers, known as Luchadoras, often wear bright shiny leotards, black pantyhose or other provocative costumes.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    Female Lucha Libre wrestlers fight during a mixed-sex performance at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City. Given the popularity of Lucha libre in Mexico, many wrestlers have reached the cult status, showing up in movies or TV shows.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler trains with her male sparring partner in Mexico City. Almost all female fighters are amateur part-time wrestlers or housewives.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler lies on the floor outside the ring after being knocked down during a fight at Arena Mexico, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    Female Lucha Libre wrestler Sahori walks out from backstage for her fight at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    The female Lucha Libre wrestler, Princesa Blanca, looks on during a fight at Arena Mexico, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler locks her sparring partner in a hold during the training classes at a combat sports gym, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler, Princesa Blanca, attacks her rival on the ground Luna Magica during a fight that has spilled over outside the ring at Arena Mexico, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler, Keira, grabs the hair of her rival Sexy Polvora after finishing a fight at Arena Plan Sexenal, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler, Sexy Polvora, ties up her mask before a fight at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler pins down her rival during a fight at Arena Mexico, April 29, 2012.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler, Tiffany, stands on the ropes of the ring to excite the crowd during a fight at Arena Mexico, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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  • Female Lucha Libre Wrestling in Mexico

    A female Lucha Libre wrestler called La Fugitiva shows her tattoo backstage before a fight at a local arena, April 29, 2012 in Mexico City.
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