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Extreme Fighting

Photo: James Ellis lands a punch inside Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent.

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Humans have an inherent urge to fight. In some cultures, the boundaries of what is considered acceptable violence are extremely different. In Bolivia, José and his family kill a goat, then scatter its blood to the gods. These Quechua Indians believe blood spilled violently on the ground will fertilize the earth and ensure a good harvest.