Thousands of revelers crammed into the main square and adjacent narrow streets of northern Pamplona on Sunday, July 6, 2014 for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival.
The nine-day fiesta, an uproarious blend of hair-raising daily bull runs and all-night partying, was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." The event still attracts huge crowds — and headlines of people being injured by the bulls — every year. Most get hurt after tripping and falling in the rush, but some are gored and trampled by the large, muscle-laden beasts. Late in the afternoon the bulls will face matadors and be killed in the ring. Animal rights activists protested Saturday, warning that 48 bulls are killed at the festival each year.
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