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Traditional Cock fight shown to students at a school as a part of Pongal festival celebrations at Mogappair in Chennai. A cockfight is a sport between two trained roosters held in a ring called a cockpit. Pongal festival (sankranthi) celebrations in Tamilnadu are not complete unless the traditional, cock fighting competitions are conducted. Cock fighting is more than a tradition here. The villagers in parts of Tamlinadu consider it a sign of prosperity. Not only in India Cock fighting is said to be the world's oldest spectator sport.

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Photo taken in T S Krishna Nagar, Jayalalitha Nagar, Mogappair East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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  • Uploaded on November 22, 2012
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    • Taken on 2011/01/11 10:42:18
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 80.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash