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Running of the Bulls 2012

Spanish matador Morenito de Aranda performs a pass

Spanish matador Morenito de Aranda performs a pass to a Cebada Gago bull, during the third corrida of the San Fermin Festival in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona.(July 9, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The San Fermin fiestas continue in Pamplona. Many from all over the world participate in the running of the bulls and watch the Matadors perform in the arenas in Pamplona. (July 6, 2012)

Spanish matador Morenito de Aranda performs a pass
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Spanish matador Morenito de Aranda performs a pass to a Cebada Gago bull, during the third corrida of the San Fermin Festival in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona.(July 9, 2012)

Revelers wait for the running of the bulls
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Revelers wait for the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain. (July 9, 2012)

Spanish 'banderillero, Morenito de Aranda, on the ground,
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Spanish 'banderillero, Morenito de Aranda, on the ground, is tossed by a fighting bull during a bullfight, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain. (July 9, 2012)

Revelers run beside Cebada Gago ranch fighting bulls
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Revelers run beside Cebada Gago ranch fighting bulls before entering the Estafeta corner on the third day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called 'The Sun Also Rises.' (July 9, 2012)

Revelers run beside a Cebada Gago ranch fighting
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Revelers run beside a Cebada Gago ranch fighting bull along Estafeta street on the third day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called 'The Sun Also Rises.' (July 9, 2012)

''Pamplonicas'' dance ''El Baile de la Era'', in
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''Pamplonicas'' dance ''El Baile de la Era'', in Plaza del Castillo square, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain. (July 9, 2012)

A reveler is tossed by a bull in
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A reveler is tossed by a bull in the bull ring, at the end of third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain. (July 9, 2012)

Participants run in front of Cebada Gago bulls
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Participants run in front of Cebada Gago bulls during the third bull run of the San Fermin festival in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. (July 9, 2012)

Revelers run on the Callejon way with a
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Revelers run on the Callejon way with a Cebada Gago ranch fighting bull, during the third running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain. (July 9, 2012)

Participants run in front of Cebada Gago bulls
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Participants run in front of Cebada Gago bulls during the third bull run of the San Fermin festival in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. (July 9, 2012)

A runner falls in front of Cebada Gago
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A runner falls in front of Cebada Gago bulls during the third run of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. (July 9, 2012)

Reveler waits to starting on the Estafeta corner
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Reveler waits to starting on the Estafeta corner early in the morning the second running of the bull with Miura fighting bulls, at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday. (July 8, 2012)

Revelers run on the Estafeta corner alongside a
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Revelers run on the Estafeta corner alongside a fighting bull from Miura during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (July 8, 2012)

Reveler in Ayuntamiento square as he drinks from
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Reveler in Ayuntamiento square as he drinks from a small wineskin, in Pamplona, northern Spain, to celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the San Fermin festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls. (July 6, 2012)

Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate
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Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the noon start of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

A reveller jumps from a fountain to be
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A reveller jumps from a fountain to be caught by the crowd during the Chupinazo, marking the first day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called 'The Sun Also Rises'. (July 6, 2012)

A reveler jumps from a fountain during the
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A reveler jumps from a fountain during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world kick off the San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (July 6, 2012)

A musical band march during the 'Chupinazo', the
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A musical band march during the 'Chupinazo', the official opening of the 2012 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain. Revelers from around the world kick off the San Fermin festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (July 6, 2012)

Revelers in Ayuntamiento square, in Pamplona, northern Spain,
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Revelers in Ayuntamiento square, in Pamplona, northern Spain, celebrate the start of Spain's most famous bull-running festival with the annual launch of the "chupinazo" rocket. Perhaps best glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises," the San Fermin festival is known around the world for the daily running of the bulls. (July 6, 2012)

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture, despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs. (July 6, 2012)

Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate
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Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants hold the Basque ikurrina flag during the
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Participants hold the Basque ikurrina flag during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture, despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs. (July 6, 2012)

Participants hold traditional red scarves during the 'Chupinazo'
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Participants hold traditional red scarves during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture, despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs. (July 6, 2012)

Participants hold red scarves during the 'Chupinazo' to
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Participants hold red scarves during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture, despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs. (July 6, 2012)

Participants hold traditional red scarves during the 'Chupinazo'
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Participants hold traditional red scarves during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture, despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, and attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs. (July 6, 2012)

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants gather to celebrate the 'Chupinazo' to mark
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Participants gather to celebrate the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate
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Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2012, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day Fermin bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta.

Two girls kiss each other as they celebrate
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Two girls kiss each other as they celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate
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Participants are sprayed with water as they celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival on July 6, 2012, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta.

Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the
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Participants celebrate during the 'Chupinazo' to mark the start at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people packed Pamplona's streets for a drunken kick-off to the eight-day bull-running event, Spain's best-known fiesta. (July 6, 2012)

Members of the pro-animal groups PETA and Anima
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Members of the pro-animal groups PETA and Anima Naturalis create words reading "Stop Bullfights" with their bodies covered in paint during a protest against bullfighting in front of the Town Hall, in the Northern Spanish city of Pamplona, ahead of the San Fermin Festivities. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. (july 5, 2012)

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