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Running with the bulls (and other pursuits) in the Azores

A look at Terceira, one of nine Portuguese islands that make up the Azores

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Bullfights take place every day during the annual Festival of St John, on the streets, beaches and in the arena. The bull is tied to a rope and held back by several men.

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Young men and children race from a bull held back with a rope on the beach of Angra do Heroismo during the Festival of St John.

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The streets of old Angra do Heroísmo come alive with colour and parades during the annual Festival of St John.

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The historic centre of Angra do Heroísmo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many of the old buildings restored after centuries of earthquakes.

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Cows graze in the picturesque terraced fields of Terceira, one of the islands that make up the Azores in the North Atlantic.

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