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Lucha Libre (wrestling) by Jacob Silberberg (20 images)

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Lucha Libre - Spanish for 'Free Fight' - is a style of wrestling which started in Mexico in 1933. It is a spectacular conflagration of art, sport and theatre. The luchadors, dressed in leotards and often distinguished by their superhero-style masks, fling themselves from the ropes onto each other, flipping opponents in the air and occasionally crashing into the crowd.

The most celebrated figure in the history of the sport is El Santo (1917-1984), 'the Saint' who wore a silver...
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