<p id="docs-internal-guid-0906c9cd-d486-3392-84ce-ed9f920d33b5" dir="ltr"><strong>Bullfighters wait for their ritual entrance into the arena—called a <em>paseillo</em>—before a bullfight in Toro, Spain, on August 28.</strong></p><p>Hundreds of villages around Spain celebrated their patron saints throughout the month, with bullfights, music, and parties on the streets. The Spanish word <em>toro </em>refers to both a Spanish city and a cattle breed known as the "Spanish fighting bull."</p><p><em>—Jaclyn Skurie</em></p><p><strong>Why We Love It</strong></p><p id="docs-internal-guid-0906c9cd-d487-1169-9d00-53ac7f43bd64" dir="ltr">"I really like how the light reveals a different portion of each of the three figures. We see the parts of one complete figure--a head, a body, and feet--separated across three individuals. The lighting is dramatic and helps create the sense of anticipation as we wait for the bullfighters to emerge from the shadows and enter the arena." <em>—Ben Fitch, associate photo editor</em></p>

Toro in Toro

Bullfighters wait for their ritual entrance into the arena—called a paseillo—before a bullfight in Toro, Spain, on August 28.

Hundreds of villages around Spain celebrated their patron saints throughout the month, with bullfights, music, and parties on the streets. The Spanish word toro refers to both a Spanish city and a cattle breed known as the "Spanish fighting bull."

—Jaclyn Skurie

Why We Love It

"I really like how the light reveals a different portion of each of the three figures. We see the parts of one complete figure--a head, a body, and feet--separated across three individuals. The lighting is dramatic and helps create the sense of anticipation as we wait for the bullfighters to emerge from the shadows and enter the arena." —Ben Fitch, associate photo editor

Photograph by Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Associated Press

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