Spanish banderiller Pedro Muriel is gored by a bull during a bullfight at the Malagueta bullring in Malaga, on August 22, 2010.

Banderillers are bullfighter's assistants whose role is to weaken the bull's massive neck and shoulder muscles using harpoon pointed sticks known as banderillas (little flags). Muriel was gored in the right thigh but his wound is not serious, said his manager Ignacio Gonzalez to the magazine Mundotoro.

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