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Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez ‘Paquirri’ of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the season in Barcelona, Spain. Tourists follow from the stands his performance.

This summer is the last that bullfighting will be seen in Barcelona’s bullring. Catalonia’s parliament voted to ban bullfighting after 2011. This season is the last time you will be able to watch an event that Hemingway called “art.”

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Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban at the Monumental bullring on June 26, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Bullfighting in Catalonia will be banned as of January 1, 2012. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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A picador smokes before the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban at the Monumental bullring on June 26, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Finito de Cordoba of Spain (C) is helped by his assistants as he dresses up before the first bullfight of the 2011 season. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' of Spain dresses up before the first bullfight. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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An Ukrainian tourist poses with an 'Alguacilillo' for a snap before the first bullfight. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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Tourists follow from the stands the performance of Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban at the Monumental bullring on June 26, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Bullfighting in Catalonia will be banned as of January 1, 2012. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban.(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Finito de Cordoba of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Finito de Cordoba of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban at the Monumental bullring on June 26, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Bullfighting in Catalonia will be banned as of January 1, 2012. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Serafin Marin of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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A picador spears a bull during the first bullfight. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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A tourist follows from the stands the performance of Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' during the first bullfight of the 2011 season. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

 Barcelona Bullfighting

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Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez 'Paquirri' of Spain performs during the first bullfight of the 2011 season after the bullfight ban at the Monumental bullring on June 26, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. Bullfighting in Catalonia will be banned as of January 1, 2012. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) #

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