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    The cockfight is part of the culture of many countries in the world, being forbidden in most of them. Before the fighting the animals are treated like kings while the people struggle to survive in the middle of a very simple life. Different generations and their different reactions during a cultural cockfight. Chavin de Huantar, Ancash, Peru
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    This image made our final curation of the Close Encounters story. While for some this image does show harm happening to animals, I think it reveals that different cultures have different perspectives on events and moments. What really struck me here were the onlookers behind the fence. The young children that are looking away, the concern on the faces of the adults and the young man that is filming this moment on his mobile phone. Perhaps viewing this event will bring on change.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Jul 13, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2018
    Location: Chavín de Huantar, Ancash, Peru
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO: 2000
    Copyright: © Diego Baravelli
    Categories: Animals, Culture, People
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2018, Close Encounters