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Revelers from around the world kicked off the 2014 San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square on Sunday, a day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls.

Image: A reveler drinks wine during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket
A reveler drinks wine during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, on July 6, 2014.Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP