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Runners Dodge Bulls in Pamplona
Tens of thousands of people gather in Pamplona to witness and take part in the bull runs and bullfighting festivities.
Participants hold red scarves as they celebrate the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) to mark the kickoff of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2017.
The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. The festival, locally known as Sanfermines, is held annually from July 6 to 14 to commemorate the city's patron saint, San Fermin. Many of the visitors physically participate in the highlight event, the running of the bulls, where they attempt to outrun the bulls along a route through the narrow streets of the old city.
A runner falls down under Cebada Gago's fighting bulls.
Revellers take part in eight days of the running of the bulls each morning with bullfights in the evening. The sprint, which typically attracts about 2,000 runners, lasts just under three minutes as participants dressed in white and wearing red neck scarves run from a dozen bulls along a winding, 848.6-meter course.
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