Photos: San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain

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  1. People raise scarves and candles as they sing the 'Pobre de Mi' song, marking the end of the San Fermin festival on July 14 in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin involves fighting bulls running through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Giants dance during a farewell ceremony on the last day of San Fermin festival's 'Parade of the Giants and the Big Heads' in Pamplona, on July 14. Enormous puppets accompanied by brass bands parade daily through the city during the nine-day-long festival made popular by U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway. (Susana Vera / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A steer runs over fallen runners on Estafeta street during the last running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival on July 14. There were no serious injuries during the run that lasted two minutes and 20 seconds, according to local news sources. (Susana Vera / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Churreria Munueta starts making 'churros' in the early hours before the San Fermin running of the bulls on July 14. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A boy in a stroller looks at toy bulls before the start of the San Fermin festival's bull run for children on July 13. Six toy bulls driven by runners take part in the children's bull run, which imitates the morning running of the bulls for adults, but for a much shorter distance and with no real animals. (Susana Vera / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. A young bull jumps over several runners or 'mozos' at the bullring shortly after finishing the seventh bullrun of the San Fermines festival on July 13. (Villar Lopez / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. A couple embrace in the doorway of a house on Estafeta street before the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas on July 13. Seven people have been injured but none gored in a swift and particularly dangerous second-to-last chapter of this year's running of the bulls in Pamplona. The diciest part of the daredevil sprint came in the home stretch on July 13, as the largest bull ran alone ahead of the pack of five others and six steers and barreled through the crowd like a locomotive. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Participants run with Victoriano del Rio fighting bulls during the sixth San Fermin Festival bull run, on July 12. (Javier Soriano / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Revelers are showered with sparks from the 'Fire Bull,' a man carrying a metal structure loaded with fireworks on the fifth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 11. (Eloy Alonso / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla faces his second bull during the sixth bullfight of the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, July 10. (Jesus Diges / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. A Miura fighting bull attempts to leap over the barrier during the fourth bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 10. (Eloy Alonso / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. A reveler sleeps before the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, July 10. (Ivan Aguinaga / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Revelers run as Miura's ranch fighting bulls follow, on Estafeta street during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, July 10. (Ivan Aguinaga / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Men prepare to take part in San Fermin festival's "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona, July 9. Enormous puppets accompanied by brass bands parade daily through the city during the nine-day-long festival. (Susana Vera / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Revellers run from the "Fire Bull", a man carrying a metal structure loaded with fireworks on the fourth day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 9. (Vincent West / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Spanish bullfighter David Mora, center, waits to make "the paseillo" or ritual entrance to the arena before a bullfight in Pamplona, July 8. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Spanish bullfighter Jesus Martinez "Morenito de Aranda" performs a pass during the second bullfight of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 8. (Vincent West / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Spanish bullfighter David Mora is gored by the second bull during the fourth bullfight of the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, July 8. (Jesus Diges / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. A "recortador" performs with a fighting bull during an exhibition of acrobatic skills at the bullring on the fourth day of the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 9. (Stringer/spain / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. A runner is trampled by a wild cow at the bullring following the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on Friday, July 8. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls. (Eloy Alonso / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. A runner hangs from a wooden door as a Cebada Gago fighting bull passes during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival on July 8. Six people were treated in hospital and a 24-year-old Australian man was gored in the leg in a run that lasted three minutes and ten seconds, according to local news sources. (Joseba Etxaburu / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. A fighting bull takes the curve during the San Fermin festival on July 8. People come from all over the world to test their bravery in the daily bull runs and enjoy the festival's nonstop street parties which last until July 14. (Denis Doyle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Revelers run next to Cebada Gago ranch fighting bulls on July 8. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. A photographer waits with his camera inside a shop decorated with a painting of Saint Fermin on the Estafeta Corner before the second running of the bulls on July 8. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. A calf jumps into the arena after the running of the bulls on July 7. Revelers gather in the bullring following the running of the bulls and bull calves with their horns covered are released from enclosures into the bullring. Thrill-seekers crouch down at the gate of the enclosure and the released calf leaps over them. (Ivan Aguinaga / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. An image of Saint Fermin is carried through the streets of Pamplona on July 7. (Ivan Aguinaga / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Mexican matador Arturo Saldivar is trampled by a Torrestrella bull during a bullfight held as part of the San Fermin festival on July 7. (Ander Gillenea / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Revelers are surprised by an angry leading ox, used to drive the fighting bulls during the running of the bulls on July 7. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. A man falls next to a steer during the first bull run on July 7. (Eloy Alonso / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Several 'mozos' or runners are chased by bulls from Torrestrella ranch during the first bull run on July 7. Four people were lightly injured. (Jesus Diges / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. A runner is turned round by a young bull at the bullring after finishing the run on July 7. (Jesus Caso / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Revelers take cover before a fighting cow leaps over them at Pamplona's bullring after the first bull run on July 7. (Joseba Etxaburu / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. A man is tossed during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start, at noon sharp, of the San Fermin Festival on July 6 in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain's best-known fiesta: the nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival. (Pedro Armestre / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Reveler kisses the traditional red neckerchief as ten of thousands people kicked off the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona on July 6. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Water is thrown from a balcony onto revelers during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the San Fermin fiesta in Pamplona, July 6. The festival, held since 1591, attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors each year for nine days of revelry, morning bull-runs and afternoon bullfights. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Thousands filled the main square in Pamplona July 6 for the festival's official start. (Vincent West / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Revelers pack the 'Plaza Ayuntamiento,' Pamplona's city hall square, for the start of the San Fermin Festival. (Jesus Diges / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. A festival goer jumps from a fountain to be caught by the crowd during the opening of San Fermin festival on July 6. (Denis Doyle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Revelers drink wine while celebrating the 'Chupinazo' in Pamplona, July 6. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 7/8/2011 7:26:34 AM ET 2011-07-08T11:26:34

An Australian man was gored in the leg and six other people were injured Friday as daredevils ran with fighting bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

The second of eight mad dashes at Spain's most famous summer festival featured bulls known for being fast and prone to poking people with their horns.

The Navarra regional government said on its website that besides the 25-year-old gored man, six other people were treated at hospitals, most of them foreigners. None of their names or hometowns were given.

Two Americans aged 22 and 21 — the first with an injured right leg, the second with a hurt lip — were treated and released.

The other four were a Briton from Birmingham, an Italian from Rome, another Australian and a Spaniard, all with minor injuries from falls or being trampled.

Taunted bull
The Australian who was gored had taunted a brown bull from close up in the bullring that marks the end of the sprint.

He suffered an injury to an artery and vein in his right leg that was described as serious, although the San Fermin press office said his life was not in danger.

The man had waved his arms at the 1,200-pound bull, then slipped and fell and was attacked.

Friday's run was fast for the most part because the six fighting bulls and six steers meant to keep them more or less in a pack did in fact stay together for much of the 928-yard course.

But the brown bull that attacked at the end had separated from the pack about halfway through the run — among the most dangerous things that can happen at San Fermin.

A bull that is isolated can get disoriented and nervous and even start running the wrong way.

Faux pas
When bulls finish the run by trotting into the ring, runners are supposed to keep clear and let handlers with capes or long, thin sticks guide animals into stalls, as crowds in the stands cheer.

But the Australian man committed the San Fermin faux pas of getting up close to the bull and teasing it in a flashy way by waving his arms.

Another of the injured was a man who fell to the ground early in the run and saw virtually the entire pack of bulls and steers run over him.

The festival has six more runs to go.

The Saturday and Sunday ones are usually the most dangerous because the crowd of runners that come from around the world swells with thrill-seekers who come into town just for the weekend.

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