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Bengal: Farmers take part in a bull race during monsoon festival

AFP

Published : Jul 2, 2018, 11:23 am IST
Updated : Aug 29, 2018, 10:35 am IST
Farmers participate in the race in the belief that participation before ploughing their fields will bring good rain and a better harvest. (Photo: AFP)
Farmers participate in the race in the belief that participation before ploughing their fields will bring good rain and a better harvest.  (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers falls try to control the bulls at the starting line as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. More than a hundred bulls from nearby villages participated in the two-day event. (Photo: AFP)
 In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers falls try to control the bulls at the starting line as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. More than a hundred bulls from nearby villages participated in the two-day event. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Many monsoon festivals are celebrated with singing and dancing to welcome the rains.(Photo: AFP)
 In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Many monsoon festivals are celebrated with singing and dancing to welcome the rains.(Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Some of India's famous monsoon festivals are Teej, Onam, Nariyal Purnima and Adiperukku. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Some of India's famous monsoon festivals are Teej, Onam, Nariyal Purnima and Adiperukku. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers compete with their bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Traditional Indian monsoon snacks to celebrate the occasion are fried dishes like pakoras and samosas. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers compete with their bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Traditional Indian monsoon snacks to celebrate the occasion are fried dishes like pakoras and samosas. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers compete with their bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Monsoon festivals pay homage to the natural forces that bless our land with a good harvest. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers compete with their bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. Monsoon festivals pay homage to the natural forces that bless our land with a good harvest. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers prepare the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. (Photo: AFP)
In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers fall on the ground after failing to control the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. (Photo: AFP)
 In this picture was taken on June 30, 2018, Indian farmers fall on the ground after failing to control the bulls as they participate in a bull race at a paddy field during a monsoon festival in Herobhanga village, some 85 kms south of Kolkata. (Photo: AFP)

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