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The man who made the fatal strike to kill the bull (C) poses with the team of bullfighters in front of the 'Virgen de la Pena' on the bridge into the village of Tordesillas, 13 September 2005. On the second Tuesday of September, since the fifteenth century the village has celebrated this very special bullfight called 'El toro de la Vega' (The bull of the plain). The arena of the bullfight is the plain across the river from the village and it is up to a number of young men with lances to dispute the honour of making the fatal strike. (c) Pedro ARMESTRE