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Women Wrestling (15 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Marta La Altena poses before her bout . Much effort goes into a wrestler's appearance, though she will likely end the evening in a state of dishevelment.

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Women Wrestling (16 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Carmen Rojas aka Llovana Huanapaco is 36 years old and has two kids. She's a technical vocation teacher and one of the most famous of the Cholita Luchadores.

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Women Wrestling (17 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Dina La Reina del Ring aka Lydia Flores is 28 years old. She has three children and works as an office cleaner. Her special move is 'La Zanita'

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Women Wrestling (18 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

View from more than 4000 metres on the edge of El Alto, looking down on La Paz, the highest de facto capital in the world. El Alto was once a suburb of La Paz but has grown enormously over the last two decades as migrants have poured in and residents have had families.

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Women Wrestling (19 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Mercedes La Extremista delivers a brutal clothesline to her male opponent during a training session in Zona Complejo, El Alto. It's a tough sport, despite the theatrics.

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Women Wrestling (20 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Yolanda La Amarosa executes the first step in the highly gymnastic 'sesenta y nueve' wrestling move.

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Women Wrestling (21 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

What Maria La Hija de Mr Atlas lacks in dexterity, she more than makes up for in power. At 41, she's among the oldest of the Cholita Luchadores and she has two children.

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Women Wrestling (22 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Maria La Hija De Mr Atlas hits the canvas as Yolanda La Amorosa prepares to put her in a submission.

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Women Wrestling (23 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

The wrestlers cool down after their training session. By late afternoon, the temperature is dropping towards freezing. After this, they must pack away the ring to protect it from the elements.

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Women Wrestling (24 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

A young boy looks on from the bleachers as an evening's wrestling gets underway. Modeled on the much more famous Mexican version, Bolivian Lucha Libre provides an escape from the daily grind with its simple narratives of good versus evil.

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Women Wrestling (25 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

The Luchadores Independientes De Extremos Riesgo are competing against the much more famous Titanes Del Ring for the public's affection. They have not been able to secure the same kind of audiences as their competitor, but are determined to go it alone instead of being exploited.

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Bolivian Women Wrestling (26 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Dina La Reina Del Ring comes to the aid of Denita La Intocable during the latter's bout with bad girl Marta La Altena.

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Women Wrestling (27 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Yolanda La Amorosa prepares to body slam her opponent during a training session in a junkyard on the outskirts of El Alto.

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Women Wrestling (28 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Mercedes La Extremista leaps from the top rope during a training session in El Alto.

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Women Wrestling (29 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Yolanda La Amorosa jumps in the air during a training session in Zona Complejo, El Alto; her unfortunate opponent will have to break her fall.

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Women Wrestling (30 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Maria La Hija de Mr Atlas delivers a forearm smash to her male opponent during a training session at Zona Complejo on the outskirts of El Alto

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Women Wrestling (31 of 44)
Bolivia
By James Morgan
03 Jun 2012

Denita La Intocable addresses her fans after her unfair defeat by the evil Marta La Altena. Wrestlers have loyal supporters, all of which adds to the drama.

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Spanish crisis (15 of 20)
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
29 Mar 2012

General Strike, March 29, 2012.
Barcelona, Spain. Thousands of workers took to the streets in the eighth general strike to protest against labor reform the government's Mariano Rajoy. Firefighters put out the bins on fire during the course of the demonstration.

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Free Syrian Army in Idlib
Idlib, Syria
By info
23 Mar 2012

Idlib, Syria | March 21, 2012

A Free Syrian Soldier ready to fight against the Syrian Army in Idlib on March 21.

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Clashes in Idlib
Idlib, Syria
By info
23 Mar 2012

Idlib, Syria | March 21, 2012

People escaping the clashes in Idlib. In the sky, clouds of black smoke from bombings.

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cleaning after fight
Cairo, Egypt
By randoshka2000
30 Jun 2011

Cleaning the street after a battle last night, Mohammed Mahmoud St (American University in Cairo)

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G20 Protests Seoul
Seoul, South Korea.
By Jeffrey Bright
11 Nov 2010

Riot police get crushed as demonstators march at The Korean People's G20 Response Action Rally and March G20 Protests. Seoul, South Korea. 11/11/2010

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Fear and Ammo in a Texas Suburb (17 o...
Dallas, Texas
By Spike Johnson
01 Sep 2010

Throwing punches, blocking kicks and swinging sticks the Texas Survivalists also learn to defend themselves without the use of firearms. "I began learning this stuff years ago" says Ralph Severe "I really wanted to fuck people up."