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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    From left, Solal, 12, and Nino, 10, play with a muleta cape and a dog at Solal's house in Nimes, France, Sept. 25, 2013. Twice a week, students take courses at the French Tauromachy Center in Nimes with a matador to learn the movements and gestures of professional bullfighters. Nino has been training for one year, while Solal has been taking courses for three.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino moves a practice bull at the bullring at Garons, near Nimes, France, Sept. 25, 2013. Since 1983, the French Tauromachy Center in Nimes has trained some 1,000 young hopefuls in the art of bullfighting; 20 have gone on to become professional bullfighters.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino sits near the edge of the bullring in Garons, near Nimes, France, during a class, Sept. 25, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino holds a sword as he prepares to strike a practice bull during a course at the bullring of Garons, near Nimes, Sept. 25, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino stabs a practice bull during a course at the bullring of Garons, near Nimes, France, Sept. 25, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Solal reads a bullfighting magazine at his home in Nimes, France, Oct. 27, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Solal dresses at his home in Nimes, France, before a beginner's bullfight, Oct. 5, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Solal's father Christian helps him get dressed before a beginner's bullfight (a "becerrada") in Nimes, France, Oct. 5, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino waits to enter the ring before a beginner's bullfight in Bouillargues, near Nimes, France, Oct. 5, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Solal and and Nino watch a beginner's bullfight (a "becerrada") at the bullring of Bouillargues, near Nimes, France, Oct. 5, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Nino performs a muleta pass during a beginner's bullfight at the bullring of Bouillargues, near Nimes, France, Oct. 5, 2013.
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  • France's Boy Bullfighters

    Solal kneels as part of a bullfighting move during his beginner's bullfight in Bouillargues, near Nimes, France, Oct. 5, 2013.
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