Running of the Bulls

Thousands of thrill-seekers turn out for the centuries-old Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin was made famous by Ernest Hemmingway’s novel, “The Sun Also Rises.”

Runners dive into the harbor,  followed closely by a bull, during the annual Running of the Bulls in in the historic neighborhoods of Pamplona, Spain. AFP PHOTO/JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images

Runners dive into the harbor, followed closely by a bull, during the annual Running of the Bulls in in the historic neighborhoods of Pamplona, Spain. AFP PHOTO/JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images

A bull stands alone, surrounded by a crowd of runners, on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, July 7, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, It runs for nine days, from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

A bull stands alone, surrounded by a crowd of runners, on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, July 7, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway ‘The Sun Also Rises’, involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, It runs for nine days, from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Bulls collide with runners entering the bullring on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Bulls collide with runners entering the bullring on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Spectators line the balconys overlooking the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2013. The annual San Fermin festival runs until July 14.    REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Spectators line the balconys overlooking the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2013. The annual San Fermin festival runs until July 14. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A runner sprints in front of a bull at the entrance to the bull ring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A runner sprints in front of a bull at the entrance to the bull ring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Participants with red scarves celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' marking the start of the San Fermin Festival, July 6, 2013, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, Spain. A red-and-white ocean of fans erupted in cheers to launch Spain's annual San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Participants with red scarves celebrate during the ‘Chupinazo’ marking the start of the San Fermin Festival, July 6, 2013, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, Spain. A red-and-white ocean of fans erupted in cheers to launch Spain’s annual San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Revellers gets soaked with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2013. The annual San Fermin festival, famous for the running of the bulls event, runs until July 14. REUTERS/Susana Vera (

Revellers gets soaked with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona Spain, July 6, 2013. The annual San Fermin festival, famous for the running of the bulls event, runs until July 14. REUTERS/Susana Vera (

Festival-goers dine street-side during the annual Fiesta de San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival, July 8, 2013, Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Festival-goers dine street-side during the annual Fiesta de San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival, July 8, 2013, Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Bulls collide with runners entering the bullring on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Bulls collide with runners entering the bullring on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

A runner gets tossed by a bull at the Running of the Bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2013. Several runners suffered light injuries in a run that lasted two minutes and twenty five seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A runner gets tossed by a bull at the Running of the Bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 8, 2013. Several runners suffered light injuries in a run that lasted two minutes and twenty five seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Runners try to escape the impending bulls on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 8, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Runners try to escape the impending bulls on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 8, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta, July 6, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Revellers celebrate during the opening day or ‘Chupinazo’, of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta, July 6, 2013, in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

 

 

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